Our Uncle Raymond was such a happy soul and always made us laugh.
- Most holidays from school, my parents would ask my sister and me if we wanted to go with our uncle or stay home.
Of course, we always chose to go with our uncle. He quit his job a while back and now builds home furniture from his backyard out in the countryside. Uncle Raymond had a 10-acre farm set against the most beautiful location I’ve ever seen. Last summer, my sister and I had the choice of going to summer time camp or to the farm. My sister went camping, and I went to the farm because Uncle Raymond taught me more about furniture making. He also paid me for all the work and money at thirteen years old seemed like a big deal. Mom drove me there then left early the next morning because of work. Our first day was good, however the next morning I woke up to a cold house! That was weird because Uncle Raymond had set the thermostat before we went to bed. He went to check the control component and tried to change the settings; But, nothing changed and it seemed there was a miscommunication between the air conditioning system and control unit. Luckily we lived not far from a neighborhood where there was an expert A/C mechanic. Uncle Raymond called him to book an emergency repair since he had a repair agreement with his company. The cooling system mechanic came over as fast as he could and noticed the control component was faulty. It was a smart control component whose software hadn’t been updated in some time, causing the miscommunication.