In life, is there anything in the world more fun than playing fantasy football? Unlike physical football, you can’t get disfigured or pass out from heat exhaustion. But I should begin at the beginning for this story. You see, a few neighborhood friends and I decided to beginning up our own fantasy football league in the area. Every man and woman would kick in twenty bucks, and then at the end of the season the winner took the entirety of the pot. Not a important amount of money, but it also came with bragging rights. These rights were worth more than money. Every one of us held the draft at my house, and that was the same day the central heating went out. Even worse, it wasn’t just my house, a neighborhood blackout had killed the Heating and A/C furnaces in all of our homes! Every one of us could do the draft because of our smart cellphones, but doing it without any sort of adequate heating system absolutely took a lot of the fun out of it. Every one of us had lots of frigid beer as well as a good amount of snacks, but with no furnace who wanted a frigid drink? One of the guys went apartment and thoughtfully brought back an outdated space heater. He didn’t realize it was an electric space heater, so it was essentially useless. Finally someone found a gas furnace in their garage and set it up for us, so the big group of us could relax. Not several minutes later the power came on, and yet my heating system still stayed cold. It turned out a power surge that caused the blackout also fried the smart temperature control for my home. But I waited until after both of us finished the draft to call the Heating and A/C service to deal with that.

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