There were signs of a storm coming in everywhere.
You could see people anxiously rushing to finish their tasks before rushing home.
I was one of those people with a list of things to do and little time to accomplish them. I decided only to tackle those things that were crucial and leave the rest for another day. I’d planned to get a mani-pedi, but that could wait. The priority was rushing to the grocery store to get supplies since we were out of every single thing in the house. I spoke to my spouse and asked him to pick up the kids from their play date before entering the store. By the time I was leaving, the sky was grey, and you wouldn’t believe it was 1 pm. Lucky for me, there wasn’t so much traffic on the road, so I managed to get to our street just as the rain was coming down hard. My spouse rushed outside and helped me unload the groceries, then I went upstairs to change into warm clothes. Though it was summer, we had to turn off the AC unit to avoid harming the system. It’s never advisable to have the HVAC unit running during such a severe storm. It rained all afternoon and night. The rain and thunder only stopped at around 5 am. I tried to turn on the AC unit to cool the house in the morning, but it refused to operate. Something was wrong with the unit and was causing it not to work as it did before. We booked a slot with the AC technician who came to the house at about 3 pm to fix the issue.