When I was in college, I did a lot of drinking. I didn’t realize that I had a problem, until I woke up in the middle of the junkyard. I couldn’t remember how I had gotten there, and I was four hours from my home. I was very scared that morning, and immediately decided to do something about my problem. I started attending AA meetings at the local church. At first, I didn’t think I belonged. Most of the people in the room had serious problems. I had never found myself in jail or the drunk tank, so I considered myself lucky. The AA meetings were held two times every week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. The church was old and decrepit, and the HVAC system barely worked at all. When I first started attending the meetings, it was the middle of the summer season. The outdoor temperatures were quite warm, and the humidity was relentless. The HVAC system barely kept the church cool. Whenever the HVAC system engaged, there was always a loud burst of sound. A few people in my meetings complained about the HVAC conditions. Since we were using the church for no fee, our director didn’t complain about the conditions. I have been attending those AA meetings for the past three years. Last weekend, I was surprised to see an HVAC contractor van in the front parking lot of the church. I immediately knew this was good news, and I had a huge smile on my face. Finally, we would be able to enjoy our meetings in an air-conditioned atmosphere.