AC issues on a spooky Friday the 13th

We had an all night horror movie fest the other night.

  • This is the sort of thing my friends and I used to do all the time back in high school.

That was ages ago, mind you, and we all have jobs and families and that kind of crap these days, so our movie fests are not as frequent, or as long, as they used to be. This one almost got curtailed halfway through the first movie, which was part one of a six-movie Friday the 13th marathon we had planned out due to the date. It being an actual Friday the 13th might have brought on the bad luck that shut down the air conditioner. Granted, the central AC in my apartment is pretty old, but the fact it decided to break down at that time, on that night, was kind of spooky. Thankfully Gus was there, and Gus works part time for a local HVAC dealership where he is a sales rep. He is definitely not a trained HVAC tech, but he knew more than the rest of us so he was put in charge of fixing it. He ended up calling up an HVAC tech friend of his, who stepped him through the entire process of what to do while on the phone. Whatever he did, it worked, because the AC turned back on and worked great, and we dove back into the gore and horror. The weirdest part is that other than that Friday the 13th, the AC has always worked great, both before and after.