I will never understand people who sit in a sauna, steam room, or hot spa because I really hate to sweat. Lately, the weather outside has made me feel that I might just melt. Probably the greatest experiences I have had this summer was when we had some major upgrades done at our home. In the spring, we kept seeing commercials about having an electricity assessment done on our dwelling. After listening to the numerous commercials, we made a decision to have this done. Boy were we shocked when we found how much of our hard earned money was literally flying out the window. Every one of the windows have been replaced, which makes the house less apt to let in the heat. The other area where we were losing was with our HVAC system. The ductwork was filthy and many spots actually leaked. The annual tune-ups had not been done for several years. All in all the system needed some major help. Our technician was great. He scheduled the cleaning and repairs, and also had the name of a contractor we could trust to replace the windows. It was great to work with the same person on many levels. Even though the repair did not fall under HVAC assistance, he was in contact with other businesses so everything was handled without us having to look for someone to do the job. We are really enjoying the comforts of the home now that all the difficulties have been addressed. I highly recommend having an electricity assessment done at your house to see where you can lower your expenses as well.
I will easily admit that Mondays are not my best days. They are always just so stressful for me. I don’t know why it always appears to be like this, but it certainly does. I usually find something will go wrong. Last Monday, I had an especially bad case of the Mondays. I got to work and several files I needed were missing, I spilled coffee on my shirt, and when I finally got home, the HVAC system was not working at all. How do I know that? When I stepped into my home, it was so astonishingly humid. It felt more humid inside of my house than it did outside, actually. This is how I knew. It was not a very good feeling at all, I will tell you. I even went over to the thermostat and tried to change the temperature. When I did, nothing happened. The system did not kick on. I even patiently waited about ten minutes and still not a single thing happened. I was not pleased. Not to mention, I was very unhappy in a house full of heat and humidity. Which was making me feel even more unhappy. I had to call the HVAC technician immediately. This was something I did not prefer to worry about after the day I already had at work. The HVAC technician luckily came to my house that day. He had to fix a small problem with the inside wiring between the system outside and the thermostat. That was why nothing was happening. There was a split wire. I was happy when it was finally fixed. That meant that Monday was coming to an end, and Tuesday was soon coming.
Just to save money, I found a cheaper apartment within a not so great part of the city. I kept to myself and didn’t have any sort of problems throughout winter and spring. I knew I had to have air conditioning once summer came around. So I purchased a window air conditioning unit and was surprised by the way it cooled my master bedroom down. If I left the door open and closed my other doors in the apartment, I could then use the air conditioner to cool the living room and my bedroom. I hated being hot, so I absolutely would leave the air conditioner on when I was at work so that my apartment would be perfectly cooled once I arrive home. One night as I returned home, I entered my apartment and felt that my apartment was very warm. I assumed my air conditioner was malfunctioning until I turned on the light. A lot with my belongings were missing. I panicked when noticing my electronics were essentially all gone. When I entered my bedroom I saw the air conditioner was gone the window was wide open. Apparently the person who stole my things came in through the window where the AC unit had been. The police told me it was an easy way to get into someone’s home and that some burglars seek out homes with window mount AC units. From that day on I try to look for apartments with central air conditioning because I am not putting an AC unit in my window again unless I’m over the second floor.
There is not always a good time to give someone bad news. I have always been told to hold back until the timing is right. I prefer to wait until they are in a certain mood. I think that to give someone bad news, you should just tell them and get it over with. You let them process it and move on. This is my personal feeling at least. If you’ve got bad news for me, just tell me so that I can handle it. Well, the HVAC technician was hesitant but he did finally tell me the bad news. He explained that I needed to replace my own HVAC system. The parts were wearing down and the system would keep shutting off if I did not. It definitely needed to be replaced very soon. He did not want to tell me because nearly everyone thinks that replacing a system is expensive. What is expensive to me, is paying to have a system fixed over again if it would just break down in the following week. You would waste more money fixing it instead of replacing it. You will have to replace your system anyway so why put off the inevitable. Yes it is pretty expensive, but overall I would save money. I would also save myself the issue of going without air conditioning if the system were to break down again. I’ve already accepted the bad news and have agreed to purchase the new system.
I always knew that I wanted a boat. My grandparents had a boat and it was the only one that I had been on, but it was enough fun for me to know someday I would want a boat of my own. I absolutely love the water and being able to navigate through with my boat would be a dream come true of mine. I worked hard and saved enough money so that I could comfortably purchase a boat myself. My friends were ecstatic and all of us planned to spend the summer season boating. We didn’t realize however how hot we may be while on it. We’d apply sunscreen often but would still be burnt by the end of the trip. My buddies would joke with me by asking why I couldn’t just splurge on a boat with an AC. We had a lot of fun on the boat, but my friends had a strong point. It was too hot to be out there without proper air conditioning. We tried brainstorming some ideas to help us have air conditioning without it drifting off into the air. Air conditioning on my boat just wasn’t possible though. I would have to buy one of those bigger boats with a cabin if I wanted air conditioning on it. When I did some research I found that those boats even went so far as to have heating on them. These boats had their own small HVAC systems. Sadly, they were far beyond my price range. Maybe when I retire I’ll look into a boat with HVAC amenities.
Among the list of things I hate most, one of them is tending to doctor appointments. I am a nervous person generally speaking so even if I’m going for a regular check up whether it’s at the dentist, eye doctor’s business office, etc. I’m just always afraid they’re going to tell me tragic news. Not only do I hate the appointments, I hate scheduling the appointments. It seems that it takes forever just to locate a time that works with my really busy job. The receptionists are usually not the nicest people either. They give you such a bad feeling. Once I finally am able to get to the doctor’s office it is always a really long wait. They tell you that their on time even so they make you wait 20 furthermore minutes. The waiting room is never very nice either. I hate when there are other patients waiting which are sick and and you feel like you’re getting sick by sitting with them. Last time I was waiting for the doctor’s office, the heater ended up being directed right on me. I don’t know who is the one who controls the heating unit but they also even turned the thermostat up overly high. There were people coughing and sneezing along with the whole waiting room feeling really stuffy. I saw the thermostat in the wall and was tempted to get up and turn the A/C on full blast. I asked the receptionist to help me in turning down the heater and switching it over to air conditioning. She told me that neither I or her could do that.
Within my childhood home, we had a nice pool. The pool was heated, and so it’s always the perfect temperature. My friend and I spent every morning, all summer long, playing within the pool. We didn’t care if it was cloudy, cold, rainy, or an incredibly hot day. The pool experienced a twisty pink slide, a diving board, and was 6 feet deep. I have such wonderful memories of swimming in the pool with my brother, cousins, and kids around the neighborhood. I remember how much I hated it when I needed to head home. Whether it was lunch period, the end of the day, or I needed to go to the bathroom, I was always reluctant to go inside. My childhood home also had air conditioning, and my dad would always keep it running at the highest possible capacity. With the air conditioning spitting out freezing cold air, it seemed like the indoor temperature was all over thirty degrees. Stepping inside was positively brutal. My brother and I were always wet, which made the circumstance much worse. We had to enter the home through the kitchen, where there was clearly a ceramic tile floor. With our wet feet, we often slipped and fell all over on the tile, and it was certainly painful. My brother and I were always in a big hurry to race all through the house, and escape the air conditioning. There was only one room in the house that was sealed off from the air conditioning. We would run for the heat of that room as soon as possible.
Many families have their conflicts. There isn’t a doubt about that. You all live in the same house for years. There is no doubt that there is going to be great conflict within the home. I have conflict with my family quite often. One of the biggest conflicts that we have is the temperature of the home. We are always butting heads over it. Some of us are always cold and others are always warm. It seems as if we can never get a temperature that we can all decide on. It is frustrating because we are always fighting about the temperature. I finally couldn’t take it anymore and I went around to the local HVAC provider. I asked them if there was anything they could do for me and my family. I could not take it anymore. The HVAC technician informed me about this new technology they are providing. It is called zone control technology. This type of technology will allow you to control different areas of your home. The bedroom could be a unique temperature than the kitchen. We can make the temperatures anything we’d like them to be. I think this technology was going to change my entire household. I wanted to surprise the family by getting it. I had it installed on a day where they were all out of the home. They came back home and noticed there were many more thermostats throughout the house. That is when I told them what I’d done. I will say that since that day, we have all gotten along a lot better.
I’ve been in a band with some of my buddies, and we rent a practice space in the enormous buildings downtown. We rent a particular room, that we share with other bands, and the space is packed with equipment. The entire building is normally old and rundown, but sufficiently good for what we need. There does exist electricity to plug in amplifiers and sound proofing over the walls and ceilings. There is a bathroom down the hall, and nobody complains if we haul in a cooler of beer. Unfortunately, the temperature control is almost nonexistent. In the summer, the air conditioning can’t handle the warmth or the humidity. Practicing during a hot afternoon is absolutely crazy. We actually are more at ease with the windows open than functioning the air conditioner. I worry that all this excess moisture in the environment will warp our instruments. I’ve purchased a portable dehumidifier that I run on super humid days and nights. In the winter, the furnace is either going at maximum capacity or it can be completely shut off. Sometimes the practice space is extremely overheated and stuffy on a freezing cold winter day that we need to open the window. Just regardless, we can see our breathe while we practice. During the cold winter months, I am concerned that the void of humidity in the air will dry up and crack the instruments. I also recognize that my throat gets very aching, and it is difficult to even sing. I sometimes hook up a humidifier, and run it despite the fact that we practice. Although our practice space isn’t ideal in this way, it is extremely low-cost.
I am really good with kids. I started babysitting right after I turned 12 years old. I did it for the additional cash, but I also enjoyed being with the children. As I grew older, I realized that I wanted to work with children on an everyday basis. Usually a person who has an interest in kids becomes a teacher or gets employment at a daycare center. However, I had bigger plans. I realized that professions normally attached to child care never pay all that well. Because of this factor, I saved up some money and opened a fun center. This was the best decision ever. I run one of the best businesses in town! I love to put money back into my business; therefore I upgraded the HVAC equipment in my building three years back. Since I have many rooms and spaces at the fun center, I thought it would be a great idea to get HVAC technology that could make various rooms’ different temperatures. For example, I want the area with the trampolines and ball pit to remain cooled off by an air conditioner, but I do not necessarily want the offices in the rear of the building to be that cold. When I hired the HVAC contractor, he promised me that he would get me a system that worked great and would be as efficient as possible. I really trusted this guy and ultimately, it all turned out okay. I am so glad I made that decision at that point.