My wife and I are not the most social people in the world, but we’re actively trying to change that as time goes on.
We want to see our friends more frequently, so we try to plan outings and other events to share with our mutual friends and family members.
But for a few years after moving into our house, we still hadn’t invited any guests over for more than a single house-warming party. It seemed like an overdue endeavor, especially for our shared group of friends which is basically two other couples besides ourselves. After discussing it with the other four, we made plans for a momentous cocktail party at our new house as a belated housewarming party. Even if it was a few years late, it gave us an excuse to invite our friends over and bond for a few hours. Unfortunately, we spent too much time making sure the alcohol and food was perfect and didn’t do the obvious and insure that the air conditioner was working properly. We were mortified when our air conditioner died halfway through our cocktail party. No matter what we did with the machine, we couldn’t get it working again. Sadly, we had to postpone the rest of our party and call the HVAC company so they could send out a technician the following day. We ended up needing a new fan motor for our air conditioner, but at least it was still under warranty. Hopefully we won’t have any more annoying heating or cooling problems when we invite our friends over once again.