I missed a call from mom last week and had to call her back later.
I was just getting into an important meeting and hoped she understood.
Mom had been asking me to go home and visit. It had been some time since I was there. Getting a promotion at work came with a lot of responsibilities. I knew mom and dad understood, but I promised to visit soon. I guessed that was what mom wanted to tell me when I called her back after work. She picked up and was so excited to talk about a few things. She wanted to update me that they’d called an AC repair person to the house to fix the unit. It was winter, and I didn’t want to imagine my parents staying without proper air conditioning in the house. Mom told me the issue was the outdoor HVAC unit. She’d been baking in the kitchen when the air conditioner stopped working. Dad called the AC repair person, who arrived two hours later to work on the unit. The outdoor HVAC system had let in some snow and ice during a storm the previous night. The ice and snow had affected the electrical system, so the HVAC expert had to do it first. Only when there was no more ice and snow did he mend the faulty wiring and restore heat in the house. I was happy to hear the issue was resolved and once more promised mom I’d go home to visit them soon. I had to stay on the line a little longer when she transferred the phone to dad.