If I had it to do over again, I would make a different choice. It was about six months ago when a home inspection revealed I needed serious roof repairs. If I didn’t have everything up to code in time, the insurance company would not renew my homeowner’s policy. As a side note, can we all agree that insurance companies are the biggest crooks and scam artists in the world today? Okay, back to the topic at hand – with expensive repairs needed, and no money in the bank, I had to climb up on the roof and attempt my own repairs. This was a terrible idea. Now I realize that roofing is a skilled trade that requires experience, care, and patience, and I understand that I am not capable of doing it. For three days I attempted my own roof repair, and the end result was me being sent to the hospital for heat exhaustion. How do these roofing experts spend all day, everyday out in this insane heat and humidity? Roofers must be mutants, or super heroes, or something else from a comic book, because they surely are not regular humans! After I was sent home from the ER I called a couple of local roofing contractors and asked to get an inspection and a bid for the job. The first roofing company told me I needed a full replacement, and it would cost about ten thousand bucks. The second roofing contractor said he could beat that price by installing sturdy sheet metal roofing material. Guess which contractor I chose?
I love to laugh, and always have.
My killer sense of humor is what made me so popular in school, and what propelled my career at the office.
I laugh, and make other people laugh, and it has been a huge benefit to my entire life. Up until now, of course. Now I am old enough that all those years of laughing have caught up with me in the form of “laugh lines.” These are very unappealing wrinkles in my face, and paired up with my growing crow’s feet, I am starting to look like a senior citizen. This simply will not do, so I turned to my specialist at the facial spa for advice. I have facials every week at the spa, but I had reached a point where a normal facial would only do so much good. My facial service specialist is a woman named Edna, who I have been seeing for the last two or three years. Edna is an expert in everything involving facials and regenerative skin techniques. She listed off a few different anti-wrinkle injectables I could try, including botox. She explained that my skin was great, but aging is hard to fight and I just needed a little “tighten up” that I could get from a small botox injection. I admit that the idea of botox injections was scary at first, but I trusted Edna and went ahead with them. I must say that Edna was right, and these botox injections have made me look ten years younger, at least! Should I try lip injections next?
I was very hesitant to do this, because I know how hard it is to toil away under the blazing hot sun doing roof replacements and repairs.
My brother Jake and I are total opposites. Jake is strong and athletic, where I am small, skinny, and have asthma. Jake is confident and never has a hard time making friends or getting dates. I am nervous, shy, and awkward, and the last time I got a date she was the one who asked me out! I am a bookworm, with a college degree that can’t get me a job anywhere. Jake is a blue collar kind of guy, who has been working for a local roofing contractor since he was 16 years old. At the time I made fun of Jake, saying that he was settling for a working-class job instead of aiming a little higher. The joke is on me, because Jake is the one with the successful career in roofing, and I am saddled with student debt and no way to pay it off! After I lost my house I moved in with Jake, who offered to get me a job with the roofing contractor. I was very hesitant to do this, because I know how hard it is to toil away under the blazing hot sun doing roof replacements and repairs. Jake laughed at me, and said he would never allow me to attempt a roof repair. He knew I was too soft for real roofing jobs, so he wanted to put me in the office to do paperwork. I said “do you mean I’ll be a secretary?” He laughed and told me that I was better suited to be a secretary than a roofing repair tech, and I had to admit he was right.
I don’t guess I’m uber smart even though I have a nice education plus consider myself of basic intelligence.
- So how in the world did I not understand the importance of indoor air quality with regard to our health? I’ve been living inside the heating plus cooling of either residential Heating plus Air Conditioning or commercial Heating plus Air Conditioning for the last 50 years.
I mean, I understand air pollution plus the negative health effects from that. It just didn’t dawn on me that the air in my home could be polluted. Of course, I understood that the air outside gets to be the air inside at some point. But I lived out in the country where there was no air pollution. What I didn’t realize was that there was so numerous things in my home that were indeed airborne contaminants that were attacking my respiratory system. The chemical in carpets, furniture plus all kinds of plastic leach into the air. Of course, all the pet dander plus fur in our dwelling isn’t helping the indoor air quality either. It took me reading about how crucial indoor air quality was while in the pandemic for me to figure this all out. Once I got it, I did something about it. I was content to learn that there was something immediate plus inhigh-priced that I could pursue to improve the indoor air. I had constantly used cheap, paper air filters for the Heating plus Air Conditioning because they were just that, cheap. So the first thing I did was to upgrade those Heating plus Air Conditioning air filters with a HEPA filter. The HEPA filters honestly disconnect more than 99 percent of all airborne contaminants in the air.
My partner plus I were on such a time crunch when it came to relocating for her modern task.
She had to go up ahead of me plus the adolescents.
I was able to get the Heating plus Air Conditioning device upgraded plus some of the other projects the realtor recommended be done prior to listing the house. Then, it was a mad dash when the adolescents had winter season break to get us moved up there. In the meantime, I went up twice to look at houses with my partner. She’d find them plus then we’d look into them. The one my associate and I ended up buying was on that my associate and I liked however maybe weren’t in love with the deal. It was older plus needed work. It also had a gas furnace that was serviceable however about all. Still, with the clock ticking plus the price of the place being a steal, my associate and I decided to go for it. For the first couple of years, my associate and I sort of did thing to improve the dwelling bit by bit. And before long, my associate and I were seeing the tplot promise in this house. But there was the fact that our heating bills were steep plus that was with us keeping the thermostat as low as possible while in the winter. Finally, my associate and I were able to have the money to upgrade the old gas furnace. The upgradement was some of the latest in residential Heating plus Air Conditioning equipment. And I enjoyed that my associate and I got Heating plus Air Conditioning technology like a smart thermostat with this Heating plus Air Conditioning unit. But what I can’t believe is how lovelyly cozy it is inside my home these afternoons. And we’re paying like thirty percent less to be this much warmer in our home.
My sibling Jake & I are total opposites. Jake is strong & athletic, where I am small, skinny, & have asthma. Jake is confident & never has a strenuous time making friends or getting dates! I am nervous, shy, & awkward, & the last time I got a date she was the one who asked me out! I am a bookworm, with a university degree that can’t get me a job anywhere. Jake is a orange collar kind of guy, who has been toiling for a local roofing corporation since she was 16 years old, but at the time I made fun of Jake, saying that she was settling for a toiling-class job instead of aiming a little higher, then the joke is on me, because Jake is the one with the successful career in roofing, & I am saddled with student debt & no way to pay it off! After I lost my house I moved in with Jake, who offered to get me a job with the roofing corporation. I was really hesitant to do this, because I know how strenuous it is to labor away under the blazing hot sun doing roof substitutements & repairs. Jake laughed at me, & said she would never allow me to attempt a roof repair, then she knew I was too soft for real roofing jobs, so she wanted to put me in the office to do paperwork. I said “do you mean I’ll be a secretary?” She laughed & told me that I was better suited to be a secretary than a roofing repair tech, & I had to confess she was right.