Some people can work efficiently with a movie playing on their TV or laptop nearby. Others can listen to music with lyrics, and have no issue keeping their train of thought when they’re working on assignments from class. I, unfortunately, would be neither of these people! Unless it’s unintelligible speech or white noise, I can’t stay focused on my work to save my life. It can be a real challenge for me to deal with at times, as my wife is quite the opposite and works just fine with the TV on. Not me! Normally I get most of my work done when everyone in the house is asleep, but I haven’t been able to perform at my usual capacity as a creative writer due to my A/C system in the house. I don’t know what happened, but lately the air conditioning unit and air handler are much louder than ever before! It’s not like the air quality is improved in proportion to the sound, either – in fact, the indoor air quality seems to be suffering as I’m having a harder time breathing! Since I have to take deeper breaths and I can’t get any of my thoughts written down to add to my novel, I think I’m going to put a pin in my writing career until I get my air conditioning system repaired. Thankfully I have a heating, ventilation and air conditioning service plan, so I’m still entitled to a free check-up from our HVAC service company. I’m hoping that they can quickly locate the source of the problem, and perform the necessary repairs on the air conditioning system to keep it in good shape. I haven’t had any problems with the A/C unit for this house since we moved, so I think it’s unusual that now of all times, the unit would be breaking down!