My philosophy with life has always been to just focus on fixing what I can now, and saving what I can for later.
Sometimes, saving things for later happens because I need to be better equipped – whether that means skills, finances, or whatever else is needed.
When my car started having issues with the transmission, I knew that I needed to be careful with driving the car. I also had to keep plenty of transmission fluid available, just to make sure I wouldn’t run out on the way home! The same philosophy applied for when my home’s air conditioning system broke down. When I had a consultation with a local heating and A/C repair technician, he gave me a quote for repairs that was astronomical! It was actually cheaper for me to buy and install a window A/C unit for my house, instead of getting the central A/C repaired. Ridiculous as that sounds, it was actually a very effective way to make sure that the house stayed cool! The air quality in the living room – where the window A/C unit was installed – had improved considerably, too. By the time I could afford to have the HVAC technician come by and perform the necessary repairs, I had grown to almost prefer the air conditioning system that I installed in the window. Of course, I knew that I needed to make sure the central A/C was repaired, as I couldn’t just keep the system broken. That could lead to mold growth and worse! So, while I got the central A/C system fixed, I hung onto the old window air conditioning unit just in case.