Crank Up the Fans

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The TV droned on about affordable healthcare.  I sat in my chair waving off a fly.  The air was fueled by a sticky hot August day and I was waiting for the repairman to come fix my air conditioner.  The phone rang and I answered, “Hello?”

“Hello, is this Mrs. Johnson?”

“This is.”

“This is Nate from Keltner Heating and Cooling.  I am going to have to reschedule for tomorrow.  Unfortunately, my van was involved in an accident so all my afternoon appointments will be rescheduled to tomorrow afternoon if that works for you?”

“On my, are you alright?”

“Yes, I am fine.  The other driver had a pretty bad cut from broken glass, but nothing more serious.  Thanks for asking.”

“Yes, tomorrow afternoon will work fine.  Will it be at the same time?”

“Yes ma’am, it will be.  Thank you for understanding.”

“You’re welcome.  I will see you tomorrow then.”

I hung up the phone and breathed a heavy sigh.  It was going to be hard to sleep tonight, but the weatherman promised rain.  I wanted it to be a rain that cooled it down a little or at least knocked some of the humidity out of the air.  I could only hope.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – affordable

Jack Of All Trades, Master Of None

repairing a car
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He knew a lot.  He was always giving advice and answers to everyone.  Trouble was he didn’t know quite as much as he thought he did.  One night at a dinner with him and a girlfriend.  She mentioned her car had a ticking noise and he began to talk.  He talked at length about how he could fix it.  After dinner they went outside.  He did some work under the hood.  Then she went to start it up and it wouldn’t even turn over.  After two hours he gave up and blamed it on a malfunctioning computer component.  But, when she got it repaired finally, at a garage, they told her he had broken a belt and disconnected the battery.  Not exactly a car wizard.


Written for Fandango’s February Expressions (FFE) #14