Things aren’t always fun and glamorous at a teen summer camp

When I was a teenager I worked at a summer season camp for youngsters; then I was a counselor and our friends and I all stayed in the same cabin. However even though it was summer season, the days would get cold and the people I was with and I would sometimes have to run the gas furnace at night… One night our gas furnace kicked on and never kicked off. Every one of us told our camp employer and he said he would send an HVAC tech to do maintenance on it… Since the camp was so far out, they weren’t able to come abruptly! They said it would be a couple of afternoons at least. Every one of us tried to crack the window and let in the cool air to keep the current home comfortable, however it wasn’t any use. Then when the HVAC tech came out, they were able to task away on the gas furnace fairly abruptly. They knew just what to do to service it, then as it turns out, there was just a button stuck on the inside that was preventing the gas furnace from shutting off. They had all the parts needed to service it and made sure it was straight-forward to shut it off before they left. That night the people I was with and I were a little distraught about turning the gas furnace back on, however we finally broke down and did it. Every one of us slept comfortably and the next day the people I was with and I were so gleeful to see the heat shut off as it should. Every one of us were relieved that our gas furnace was finally working as it should and that the people I was with and I could be boiling at night and cool during the day. Every one of us were so ecstatic and comfortable that the people I was with and I ended up having all our campers make a sign and write a short thank you to the HVAC tech who made the repairs. I’ll never forget how hot and panicked I was when that gas furnace wouldn’t shut off and I thought the people I was with and I were going to be hot all day.


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