Having anxiety troubles can make normal life situations problematic. I worry about leaving lights and electronics on when I leave the apartment over the fear of a fire. It’s so overwhelming that I spend a good 30 seconds of our commute to toil distraught that I forgot something at home before leaving the house. Maybe this means that I have mild OCD, but the result is the same—I end up wasting rare moments of our day because of our neuroses. However, occasionally our anxieties are completely justified. There was a day where I had left our oven on before leaving for work. To be honest, since the oven was empty it truly would have been fantastic and perhaps warm the house, however I still felt justified when I got home and saw that the light on the display was shining. I quickly turned our oven and promptly left for toil again. I thought this was a similar situation when I smelled bad smells coming from our oil furnace when I turned it on Last week for the first time in weeks. Of course going on the internet just made me even more distraught than I was before. I called our heating and cooling worker, even though he thankfully assured me that there was nothing wrong with our oil furnace. He said it’s normal for the electric coil to burn off any microbial buildup from sitting idle for the prior more than five weeks. After a day’s worth of heating, the smell was gone and didn’t return. It’s smart to get a single’s gas furnace checked regardless, however I still let our anxiety get the best of me again.