When I was in the basement a short while ago, I heard an odd sound coming from the heating machine. It’s genuinely getting close to the time when we have to tune up the HVAC machine, so I told my partner to call the furnace repair and upgradement company to make an appointment for a tune-up. I knew they would be able to easily troubleshoot the odd sound once they had the equipment apart. Unfortunately, the first available appointment is not until next Sunday! Every day it sounds to me like that noise from the furnace is getting louder and louder. It does not seem much like the noises are affecting the performance of the heating machine… The residence is still warm and the equipment does not seem to be running more frequently or shutting on and off. Everyday it is getting cooler outside and that is an indication that the holidays are right around the corner also. I have not even started any of my Christmas shopping. I have a list of people that I want to buy presents for, however I have not even begun to tackle the complete list. I am genuinely going to need to spend the weekend before Christmas shopping. My sister is going to come for a short while and she will be here enjoying our time together. I guess it could be fun for us to go to the mall with each other as we did when we were kids. We could get a good portion of Chinese food from the food court and walk around the mall just like we did in the past.