At the mark of high noon, the blazing desert sun beat down on me as I stepped from my car to make the start-of-the-week walk to the front door of my office building. This short walk from the parking lot to the building seemed excruciatingly long this time, as it was the hottest day on record this summer season. Usually, when I walk in that front door, a charming wave of freezing air hits my face. Our building, after all, has one of the best Heating and Air Conditioning systems you can buy, and the air conditioning in the summer season is heavenly, especially in a desert city such as this. Today, I opened the doors wide, expecting, needing, and bracing myself for that cool, blissful wave, but instead felt a furnace, blasting me with unwelcome, dry, hot air. This could only mean a single thing. The Air Conditioner was broken, and the Heating and Air Conditioning system was not functioning properly. I gave out a little cry, and walked into the lobby. I then went into the elevator and observed how excruciatingly oppressive it was in there, even more so than the building around me. When I got to my desk, I found a notice sitting on my chair. It turns out that because our city is located in the desert, the whole building is considered a fire hazard unless properly air conditioned. As it happened, because our AC had broken over the weekend, we had been reported to the fire department as a hazard. I now appreciate the value of having a Heating and Air Conditioning service program so necessary repairs can ensure something like this never happens again. I picked up the phone to call our Heating and Air Conditioning provider and sighed my start-of-the-week sigh.