Over the weekend, we decided to call a family meeting with the kids. They were all grumbling about not wanting to turn off their video games and tablets, but I said it was either that or everybody would be grounded from their devices. That got everyone’s attention and they came down to the family room for the meeting. The first item of business was to address the kids making a mess in the house and in their rooms and not cleaning up. I said that everybody was going to keep the household in pristine condition, or they would face punishment and additional chores. When I was about to get on to the next item of business, that’s when there was a loud crashing noise. I went to the HVAC unit right away and then checked the thermostat. I had to tell everybody to focus on that first item of business in the meeting and we would finish at another time. My oldest son said that I already violated the family rule to keep everything in pristine condition. I failed to get the HVAC system maintenance and that was why the HVAC machine just crashed. I told my son not to get smart, but I was thinking he was right. If we all were going to follow the family rules and keep everything in pristine condition and focus on tidiness, we all needed to follow the rules. I decided to contact the HVAC company and when the HVAC worker arrived, I talked to him about signing up for an HVAC system maintenance plan. The plan went through right away, and I was happy that I would be saving a lot of money for our HVAC maintenance and repairs.