Periodically things go wrong that are not under your control.
Other times things go wrong when you are trying to take control, plus never should have tried. I have done this numerous times. My latest blunder was when I tried to repair the gas furnace. My spouse was cold, my son was complaining, plus they were sad that the Heating plus A/C specialist was there yet. It had only been an hour since I called for gas furnace service. They said it would take about two hours, so I couldn’t figure out why they were upset. I promised my spouse that if they weren’t there within two hours, I was going to see if I couldn’t repair the gas furnace. In the meantime, I headed out to the shed to bring up a couple wheelbarrow full of wood. I was going to get the fireplace working to keep us warm. I laid the kindling plus the logs on the hearth plus I lit the paper underneath. I could see the flame plus after that the two of us felt the smoke. I hadn’t changed the flue to let the smoke out. I must have put the damper in every position possible, although I still had smoke coming into the house. Now the two of us had the fans going on a frosty night, plus the air vents in both lavatorys, hoping to pull the smoke out of the house. I never did get to labor on the gas furnace, since I was stressed trying to not suffocate us while keeping us sizzling with the fireplace. When the Heating plus A/C tech finally arrived, I had the fireplace working properly plus my spouse plus son weren’t complaining any longer.