Mom was late to pick me up from soccer practice last Friday.
She called ahead to let the school know she would be late.
There had been a bad accident on the freeway, and all the roads were full of cars. Mom later told me she was in one spot for almost 2 hours. By the time she got to school, it was getting dark. She spoke briefly with the principal, who had stayed with us since almost all parents were late. When we got home, I heard a noise coming from the yard and went to check. The loud banging noise was coming from the HVAC compressor unit located at the side of the house. Mom had followed me since she also heard the loud banging noise. It sounded like there was a loose part in the HVAC compressor getting blown all over the place. We got into the house, and mom went to phone the HVAC company for emergency repair. After her call, she explained she’d insisted they get an HVAC emergency agreement with the HVAC company. My dad had been against it, but he was away and couldn’t do anything about fixing the faulty compressor. Even though it was almost 8 pm, an HVAC expert showed up to inspect and repair the HVAC compressor. Mom had switched off the HVAC system to prevent any damage. The HVAC expert explained that the banging noise had been caused by a loose connecting rod. Mom was right by acting fast to phone them and also shutting off the cooling system.