I Couldn’t Have Them Freezing over There
My neighbors heating unit died on them. They were going to need a replacement, and fast. Winter was settling in and I knew that it was going to start to get really cold soon. They have small children, so I was really worried. They insisted they would be okay because they had space heaters, but I know those aren’t the greatest and they are far from safe. The husband had just lost his job and they wouldn’t be able to afford it. I decided to find HVAC repair in NYC and handle it all myself.
They weren’t particularly happy that I insisted on paying for it, but they were very grateful. I have known them since they moved in and they are very nice people. We spend a lot of our summers having cookouts together and pool parties in my back yard. My children play with their children and they are all the best of little friends. I couldn’t see them in such despair over something as simple as trying to keep themselves warm.
I had luckily just received a huge inheritance from an uncle that passed away, so it wasn’t like I was putting myself in a bad financial position to help them. I just wanted them to have a good winter, and struggling to keep yourself and your children warm all winter long is not the way you want to spend it. I let them stay at my home during the couple of days it took for the repairmen to come in and do what needed to be done. They ended up needing a whole new unit, which was a little more costly but in the long run it would stand better than fixing the one they already had.
It only took them about two days to get everything installed and running smoothly. I was really happy with their service, and really happy I could help my friends in their time of need. They re-payed me in kind by inviting myself and my family over for a nice dinner at their house. My husband has been helping the man of their house to get a job in his facility. Things are looking up for them, and I’m glad we were there to help.