The HVAC unit wasn’t working at my friend’s house

This was the first time that I have ever been allowed to have a sleepover at someone’s house, and it happened to be the worst sleeping experience of my life.

My parents have always been very strict about sleepovers because they were both abused as kids while at a sleepover.

However, my family has known this family for a long time, and the oldest son is my best friend. Finally, my parents decided to let us have a sleepover. It was the middle of December, and we both were out of school for break. It was also very cold, so the furnace at their house should have been running that night. When I arrived at the house, the furnace was running, and we stayed inside most of the day. I know that some people like to be outside in the cold, but I would rather stay inside where the furnace is. As we were about to go to sleep, the dad came inside our room and told us that the furnace wasn’t working. The furnace had just stopped working, so it didn’t have time to get cold yet. We had to grab a ton of blankets, but we were hoping that the HVAC technician would be able to fix the furnace. However, when the HVAC technician arrived, he told us that he would need to order a part for the furnace, so the furnace wouldn’t be fixed until after the part came in. Although we had a ton of blankets, it was still cold without the furnace, and I had a hard time sleeping that night. How could we have known that the furnace would stop working during the night of a sleepover?
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