I just hate it when the economy tanks.
And I have been down this road plenty.
However, I don’t think I ever figured on the economy tanking over a health crisis. Goes to show what I know. And 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 effectively deployed, 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 working from the HVAC in my house. Yet, the income has definitely not been even close to what it was. So there has been a lot of cost cutting in our household. My wife says it was the warmest summer she ever spent in this house. She’s probably right. Since I was at home working, I made certain that the HVAC thermostat was in savings mode. But it saved us several hundred dollars. Where we live, the HVAC cooling comes on about March and doesn’t quit until November. I was thrilled to have the savings. However, that doesn’t mean I cut corners on the HVAC either. I made sure the HVAC preventive maintenance still happened. And I still replaced our HVAC air filter regularly. Cutting corners isn’t for essentials like HVAC. In fact, we are going to have to get an HVAC repair done prior to the heat coming back. The HVAC tech told me this was necessary and I believe him. So, I will also be making sure the HVAC repair is done by those very same professionals.