I never expected the HVAC in our car to break down.
My car was only two years old, and there was no reason for the HVAC system to not last as long as the car.
I was really upset when it broke, because we were heading north for Christmas. The temperatures were in the lower twenties, and it was 2 PM. I heard a weather report and they were predicting temperature at zero or below by midnight. I couldn’t imagine driving another five hours without heating. I told my husband I was going to be a pregnant popsicle by the time we reached his parents. We started looking for a service station that did HVAC repair, but we weren’t finding one. I got on my phone and did a search for HVAC repair services. There was a truck stop about five miles ahead, but it said there was no car services. I hoped they would help us out because it was cold, I was pregnant, and we had no heat. When we got to the service station, he started to say they didn’t work on cars, but I got out of the car. I was tired, shivering, and he was staring at my belly. He asked when the kid was due and I told him I had about three weeks. He nodded to the empty bay and said to pull all the way to the end. There was heater next to where we stopped, and he brought a chair over for me. He had someone bring me hot chocolate and another seat to put my feet on. He said he remembered his wife being that pregnant and he wanted me comfortable while fixing the HVAC system.