I can’t believe the heater wasn’t working at my friend’s household

This was honestly the first time that I have ever been allowed to have a sleepover at someone’s residence.

It happened to be the most horrible sleeping experience of my life.

My parents have consistently been strict about sleepovers because they were both abused as little kids while at a sleepover. However, my family has known this family for a long period of time, and the oldest son is easily my best friend. Finally, my parents made the move to let us have a sleepover. It was the middle of December, and we happened to be out of school for break. It was also extremely frosty, so the furnace at their residence should have been operating that evening! When I arrived at the residence, the furnace was running, and we decided to remain inside most of the time. I suppose that some people prefer to be outside in the brutal weather, although I would rather stay inside where the furnace is working. As both of us were getting prepared to go to sleep, the dad came inside our room and told us that the heating machine wasn’t even working. The heating machine had just stopped working, so it didn’t have time to get frigid just yet. We had to get plenty of blankets, but both of us were hoping that the Heating & A/C machine professional would be able to repair the furnace. However, when the Heating & A/C machine professional arrived, he told us that he would need to order a part for the heating machine, so the furnace wouldn’t be fixed until after the part was able to come in. Although both of us had a pretty good amount of blankets, it was still incredibly nippy without the furnace. I honestly had a difficult time resting that evening. How could we have known that the furnace would stop working while in the evening of a sleepover?
Heating equipment

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