I have been down that unfortunate road many times before when the economy tanks.
However, I don’t suppose I ever figured that our economy would be tanking because of a health crisis.
Goes to show what I know. It also points out just how vulnerable our way of life can be. While there has been a minimal safety net that has been slow to be effective, most of us are taking it in the shorts. I know that’s the truth for me. I’m still trying to make a living while now working from the HVAC in my house. Yet, my income has absolutely not been even close to what it was before the pandemic hit. So there has been a lot of cost cutting in our household. My partner says it was the warmest summer time she ever spent in this house. She’s absolutely right. Since I was at home now working, I made certain that the HVAC temperature control was in savings mode. But it saved us a lot of money. Where we live, the air conditioning comes on about May and doesn’t quit until November. I was blissful to have the savings. However, that doesn’t mean I cut corners on the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C either. I made sure the HVAC preventive service was completed. I also substituted our HVAC air filter constantly. Cutting corners isn’t for essentials such as HVAC systems In fact, we are going to have to get a heating and cooling repair done prior to the heat coming back. The technician told us this was necessary and I also know him for many years now. So, I will also be making sure the Heating, Ventilation and A/C repair is done by those very same professionals because I know it will be done right.