A few weeks ago my son offered to come over and help me to rearrange some things in my office and the garage.
- I was really grateful for him giving up some of his time, because he’s extremely busy as it is.
There was no way I could manage these tests on my own so he really was doing me a big favor. We were moving boxes between the two storage spaces and trying to rearrange the furniture in my home office so that I could actually utilize it. It seemed to be going along well, until I got a phone call from my boss and needed to step out for a while. When I got back, the entire office was set up. My son had completed the job. I thanked him profusely and he went on his way. Ever since then, I started noticing that the office was extremely cold compared to the rest of the house. As the outdoor air temperature declined throughout the season, so did the indoor air temperature in this one single room. At first, I thought that there must be a draft coming in from the window. I checked the insulation and caulking many times, and couldn’t find any underlying problems. I even climbed up into the attic and made sure that the insulation in the ceiling hadn’t been rearranged by animals over the summer. Everything seemed fine as far as I could tell, and I forfeited myself to working in this chilly space. It wasn’t until the next time my son came over that I found out what the problem was. As we talked about my new office set-up, he innocently said “how’s the air quality been? I had to put your desk directly in front of the air vent.”