Lucky for me, I have a lot of friends that live close by, because a few days ago, I found out that my furnace needed to be replaced, and it’s an older furnace, but I was still surprised by the news. They did not have my particular model in stock, so the heating corporation had to order the right equipment. In the meantime, I did not have any heat in the house. I had a small space heater set up in the kitchen but the bedroom, dining room, and kitchen were still frigid and chilly. I decided to stay with a friend for those few days, luckily she lives close to my home. The two of us have been friends for a few years. We went out on a few dates, but we did not have a romantic connection. We have remained friends since that time. I called Carol and told her the bad news about my furnace. She instantaneously offered to let me stay at her place until the new furnace could be installed. I did not call Carol for an invite, however I quickly agreed to the offer. I stayed with Carol for two days and on the second day, the heating corporation called to tell me that they finally had the furnace in stock. I met the Heating and Air Conditioning serviceman in the driveway to my home. Two guys spent most of the day installing the new furnace, and the heat is now working better than I can ever remember. I am really thankful that Carol let me stay at her place for a few afternoons. It would have been difficult to stay at my place with no heat and still go to work every day.