My aunt, Eunice, is an ardent church goer. If in the worst of weather conditions, she never misses a Sunday church service. It is one of our family jokes that our aunt was the only member present in church, after the death of the preacher the Saturday night before!
Many years have passed since that but Auntie still never misses church. Her one problem is that the building is hot. They do have a central HVAC system installed there but it has been there for generations and is almost useless. A few months ago, Aunt Eunice took it upon herself to start a fund to raise money for a new HVAC system for the church. Several members of the congregation were against the idea, opting for the installment of much cheaper box AC units instead. The members on my aunt’s side argued that having AC window units put in would deface their beautiful church and, most importantly, a fine HVAC replacement would cool the church much better than any number of AC window units could.
The cost of installing a new HVAC system is not small but I readily agree with my aunt’s idea, that AC window units do not exactly improve the look of a building, least of all a church. The debate goes on and the funds to replace the old HVAC unit are still unavailable. Till that matter is resolved, Aunt Eunice continues to arm herself with a hand-held, battery operated fan and several bottles of ice water, before she heads out to church on a Sunday morning.