I was heading to my laundry room the other day when I got freaked out.
I hated going into the basement if I could not turn the overhead lights on. Once I get down the stairs, the light coming in through the windows lights the section up. So then I feel totally fine after that. It is while I am on the stairs that I don’t like to be in the laundry room. I hear the sounds coming from the Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C device and I imagine there is someone waiting in the basement for me to arrive. I suppose I may watch too many horror flicks, or I would not give this a thought. I listened for the sound of the Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C device so I could gather the courage to do a load of wash. I listened for the air blowing out of the vents. I was fine for a couple of minutes. I started down the steps and then I heard a loud banging noise. I headed back up the steps before something or someone could pop out. My intellectual side told me that it was just the gas heater, but my childish side said it was someone ready to grab me. Then the intelligent side won over. If it was a sound coming from the gas furnace, I knew I needed to get that heater repair taken care of. Something in the gas furnace was probably broken. This didn’t help me have courage to do the wash. So I had to call the HVAC technician right away to fix the heater so I could then do laundry in peace.