I saw how miserable our aunt was plus tried cracking some jokes to try to lighten her mood
Aunty Belinda had been my number one person ever since I was a young girl, when mom got a job opportunity outside the country. Aunty Belinda agreed to raise me as her own, we ended up bonding so much that I called her mom too. My cousins and I were more like siblings than relatives since we even looked alike! After school, I got into a great university and then went on to get my master’s degree where our mom was situated. I promised her I’d go there since we’d not actually spent much time together growing up. Aunty Belinda always called or texted, or video called to talk and let me believe how everything was going. Plus, she was my support when things got strenuous at school! One day, she called me in the evening based on the time difference to vent. Apparently, they were staying without proper air conditioning for some time! There had been a bad storm brewing before she left for job at the hospital. Aunty Belinda particularly instructed my cousins not to turn on the air conditioning until the storm passed. But, they didn’t heed her warning and the air conditioning system shut down when the storm hit. It went as far as damaging the circuit breaker and they had no electricity. All the electricians and AC experts had other emergency bookings and would only mend the AC system after 2 days. I saw how miserable our aunt was plus tried cracking some jokes to try to lighten her mood. It worked, and we made the decision to go on to talk about getting a more efficient heating and cooling system later on.