I decided to take a road trip three weeks ago for the weekend with my boyfriend. It was very much a spontaneous adventure, and we decided to drive to the coast which is about four hours from the house. We were excited when we preparing to leave and into the drive itself. It was a much-needed getaway for both of us. We both work busy, stressful jobs with very long hours, and we were both beat. When we arrived at the beach, we went straight to the hotel and checked in. We went upstairs to find our room and got in and set our luggage down. I realized quickly after turning on the air conditioner in the room that it wasn’t working properly. It was noisy as I turned it on, and there was a leak emanating from it and wetting the carpet. I knew that we would not be able to stay in that room as it was so we went back down to the front desk to request a different one. At that time we were informed that the hotel was booked solid with the exception of the room we had, so we decided to just make do with what we had. I would not want to have to make the four hour drive back after we had already come at this point. Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep that night for the reasons known that the A/C sounds were intolerable. My boyfriend also tossed and turned all night as well, but it was okay because we still enjoyed the unplanned retreat. I know that I will never stay at that hotel again if I can avoid it, but sometimes you just have to go with the flow. It pays sometimes to be impulsive but there is always some risk involved. Maybe next time I will decide those few weeks ahead and book an accommodation before making a drive four hours from home. This is probably the perfect plan, better planning.
My apartment building is almost next door to a large retail store. The store had not yet even been planned let alone opened when I first moved there. Once it opened, the entire area changed tremendously. People are constantly walking by my unit patio and there’s a tremendous increase in traffic in the neighborhood, both by foot and autos. I can’t stand the neighborhood anymore, but the apartment is near to my office and I can’t move right now. The one saving grace is that my air conditioner is normally able to drown out all the noises coming from the loud street. Naturally, I know that the majority of people would complain about a noisy HVAC unit, but I don’t mind since that noise serves me well. I am oftentimes able to get to a deeper sleep faster when my a/c unit is running because the device keeps me from hearing the street noise from the numerous shoppers nearby and the sounds from every one of those darn cars passing by. Please don’t mistake what I am saying and do not assume that because of the noise from my air conditioner it is in need of a repair. As long as it cools me sufficiently, and it does, I am going to stay far away from the HVAC technician. Funny though, if someone were to actually fix my air conditioner and make it run more quietly, I am sure that I would have a difficult time adjusting. I would probably have a tough time getting to sleep at night, causing me to have a terrible night’s sleep and possibly keeping me from getting any work done. I could rule out even trying to read because I can’t if I hear the sound of people talking. After my lease ends, I’ll probably consider moving somewhere else not too far away, but for now I’m going to do just fine by making sure my air conditioner remains noisy.
For several months now, I’ve been house-hunting. Nothing I’ve looked at quite fits my needs, although I realize that I am being really particular. I absolutely don’t want to do any upgrades at all right after closing on my home, when I do find it. I have my brother come along with me to look at the house with me, once I find something I like in a neighborhood I like. My brother has been in the past, a carpenter but he now works with a local HVAC company as a technician. He has a whole lot of knowledge that I do not possess and I am beyond appreciation for all his help. He found that one of the houses I looked at had HVAC systems which were in extreme need of service. I’m glad that I had brought him along because I’m not sure that a normal inspector would have pointed this out to everyone. Instead, they would have okayed it the way it was because it was in decent shape and I probably would have found out a month or two later after the purchase that I was required to replace the entire HVAC system. I am certainly not in any rush to buy a house because I know the very importance of owning property and I want to know fully well what I am getting into. I would hate to have to pay out some unexpected costs shortly after moving in. Eventually, I will find a place to live out my days without addressing any major repairs right away and I am very grateful that I have my brother along to help me dodge any possible property issues. I’m very glad to have an HVAC technician in my family. His skills have certainly helped to save me a lot of money and helped me to avoid several pretty risky deals.
My daughter drives me crazy some days. She is 22 years old and should be able to handle a simple schedule without reminders. I say “should” because she rarely remembers to do things like pay her bills on time, register her car, or even take her medication on time. Last week was the worst because her forgetfulness almost cost our six month old puppy her life. You see,as the last person leaving the house, it was her responsibility to make sure that the HVAC system was set to a comfortable 68 degrees, fill the dog’s water dish, and lock the door. Unfortunately, she forgot the first two and on a 90 degree day, the puppy was stuck in a very warm muggy house without any water to drink. We were out for the day and because she remembered to lock the door, our neighbor couldn’t get in to walk the dog or check on her. I was tied up in meetings for the day and had a meeting later at night. By the time we all got home the puppy was overheated and dehydrated. I was able to use a syringe to give her water and we put her in a cool bath to bring her temperature down. My daughter felt awful but I was so angry that I didn’t even care. The HVAC system is so important and even when we aren’t home it must be set to ensure the safety of the pets in our home. I hope that she learned a very valuable lesson from this but only time will tell.
I feel like the worst “pet parent” in the world right now. I have always told my children that pets are a responsibility and that they depend on them for everything from safety to food and water. I wish I would have taken my own advice because now, my cat is in the vet’s office after suffering a heat stroke. This happened because of an oversight on my part as I was rushing around yesterday to get ready for an overnight trip. I woke up, the house seemed chilly so I turned up the heat. I set it at 84 degrees, I know that is high but my intent was to turn it back down once the chill was off the house. Well, I go busy and completely forgot. I filled the cat’s water bowl before I left but because of the heat, she must have drank it all within an hour or so. Now, she was locked in a house without any water and the temperature was very warm. When I got home I found her lying on the floor in distress so I rushed her to the vet. I did turn down the heat before I left but that wasn’t going to help my poor kitty at that moment. Rushing to get things done usually results in mistakes, but this one could have cost my cat it’s life. I am contacting my HVAC dealer to install Smart Thermostats so that I can log into my HVAC system and check it from wherever I am. Thankfully, the cat will recover after getting fluids. I am sure the vet bill and the high electric bill will remind me again that I need to be more careful.
My neighbor called the other day to say that he was going to be traveling out of town for a day or two and asked me to check in on his cat. I said I had no problem doing that and ask for all of the instructions on feeding and such and wish him well on his trip. Is normally very careful about covering all the details before he leaves so I was surprised when I went over in the evening and found that his house was freezing cold. He had forgotten to turn on the heat so I turned it on before I left not realizing that he had it set to 80 degrees. When I arrive the next morning to check things out I found the cat lying miserably on the cool tile in the kitchen. The house felt like a sauna and the cat’s water dish was completely empty. I felt terrible that I had let him go all night in the heat without realizing it. I quickly adjusted the thermostat down to 68 degrees and opened a couple of windows to cool the house off quickly. The cat looked relieved to have some fresh air and jumped up onto the window sill. I put some ice water in his dish before I left. When my neighbor returned I told him what had happened and suggested that he get a programmable thermostat installed so that he could set it up ahead of time. He agreed to give the HVAC dealer a call.
I’m constantly worried that something is going to go wrong. I don’t know why I have this feeling because throughout my life things have gone pretty smoothly. Take my job for instance, I have several deadlines that I need to meet throughout the week and starting on Monday I’m worried that I won’t make it by Friday. I always do so I try to tell myself not to worry. I also worry that while I’m away from home something dreadful might happen so I constantly check and recheck everything before I leave the house. I must have really been distracted last week because one day I got up and the house was cold so I turned on the heat. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem because I have a habit of turning it back down before I leave for work and I forgot to do so on that day. By the time I got home that day my apartment was up to 82 degrees. I immediately ran into the spare room where I have a pet guinea pig in a cage and found that he was almost passed out with exhaustion. I quickly turned the heat off and open the windows to let in the cool air outside. I then refill his water bottle and gave him a cool bath in the sink to help revive him. I felt so bad for having him suffer through the day like that with no way to turn down the heat. I contacted my HVAC dealer in town to see about purchasing a programmable thermostat that I could check on my phone throughout the day. This will avoid any future instances because even if I was at work I could have just the temperature in the in my house if I forgot to do so before I left. This technology is perfect for anyone who has a busy lifestyle or who travels and needs to adjust the temperature up or down while not at home.
I’m the type a person who is very careful and worrisome. I really can’t say that me being worrisome is the best of all of my qualities, but I find that honestly, a lot of times being worried and under a stress does make me expect more from my myself. Take jobs for a good example. Everyone of them, no matter what it is, has it’s own level of stress. Deadlines are exactly what makes me people do what they need to do and on time. But switching up gears here, my worry for my pet is exactly what made me quickly find that something was up with him. My gerbil was suffering from heat exhaustion and sadly, I am one to blame. I live alone in an apartment near my campus and when leaving for class one cool summer day, I had forgot to turn off the heating. It was a bit cold when I opened the window to do a temperature check, so I turned on the heating while I got dressed before leaving. Such a stupid mistake I made when I left without double checking everything like I normally do. I came home from class to a gerbil that was panting and barely moving in his cage. I immediately turned on my cooling and every fan in the place! I also took a spray bottle of water and sprayed a mist on my pet as submerging him in water would probably cause an even more serious injury. After some time, he was finally back up, though still exhausted, and moving around a little. The entire time I was praying that he would be okay and that I would never made such a mistake like this again!
I had the most bizarre experience the other day. I was shopping at the local mall when all of a sudden the air conditioner system shut down! Can you believe that? I honestly was not able to. It might seem strange, but for a little while, I hardly noticed that there was anything wrong. Then, I overheard some store employees discussing a predicament related to the heating and cooling unit. At first, I thought that they might just be talking about the air conditioner system of someone’s house. Then, I came to the realization how horribly stuffy and humid the store had become! I went right up to those store employees and inquired if there had really been at least one strange, massive meltdown with relation to the air cooling system. Originally, I could not believe the idea. The mall was such a favorite location, and many people went to the stores there. However, it has been confirmed that the employees had find out about the HVAC issue from their particular supervisors. They confessed that the air conditioning system had indeed suffered from attaining some sort of major malfunction. Well, that certainly put a cramp inside my back! Due to the continuous rise of uncomfortable heating, I was forced to cease shopping and leave the supermarket. I hope that they find a certified A/C repair professional over there swiftly in order to rectify the situation. I can hardly think that their business will be booming while the air conditioning unit is out of order. I also feel bad for the employees there because they are stuck without any kind of HVAC system until the air conditioning issue is fixed!
My spouse and I have a couple of friends who are really interested in community movie theater. They actually just so happen to run the theater club inside our town. For some reason, my wife and I let these friends talk both of us into auditioning for and participating in a modern play the community theater group conducted. I had never been in any kind of play before, and my husband had only briefly participated in a play in college. We ended up performing inside an unusual little show and having a substantial amount of fun with the rest of the cast throughout the course of the rehearsal process. Unfortunately, on our opening night, I have to let you know that we were both extremely worried. This nervousness was strengthened by the knowledge that the air conditioning system in the theater had gone out the night before. Throughout the pre-show arrangements, we had a heating and cooling repair lady tinkering around with the heating and cooling system. The entire ensemble was stressed. I was mostly worried that this A/C system failure would cause me to sweat right through my costume. I really hoped that the air conditioner system would be fixed before the time the performance began. I knew that I would be hot enough as a consequence of the heating effects of the bright stage lights! Fortunately, the cooling technician knew her way around an air conditioner system and was able to fix the issues before our curtain was drawn! We were all so grateful for the hard work that we gave her a free entry to the theater and had her bow with us in the final analysis of the show!