I live a life that has near instant karma.
This is both a nice thing and a terrible thing. It’s nice that I don’t have a bunch of accountability hanging over my head for dumb or terrible choices. But man, I make a mistake or something and I get the swift reaction. Like this past fall, I kept meaning to call for the Heating and A/C repair. Normally, I love to have the Heating and A/C worker come out and do the heating repair in October. Turned out that this fall was recognizably intense and I let the Heating and A/C service slip through the cracks. And when I did finally remember again after Thanksgiving, I rationalized that all of us could take a year without Heating and A/C repair on the gas oil furnace. Well, hello karma once again. I was sound asleep during a single of the coldest evenings of the year. It was just after midnight when I was awakened by a terrible thud in the basement. I knew, actually instinctively, that it was the gas oil furnace. By the time I got to the basement, I found the oil furnace shut down and hissing almost because it was so hot. Like I said, it was bitter, bitter frosty and no space gas furnace was going to keep the beach house warm. I had no choice however to call for emergency Heating and A/C service. The Heating and A/C repairman on call was legitimately superb actually. He had a super attitude for someone who had been called out on such a wickedly frosty evening. Turns out, the problem with the oil furnace would have been caught with normal Heating and A/C repair. But it ended up costing myself and others hundreds of dollars that evening. This is what I mean by instant karma.