It was sort of staring my family and I in the face for the first week that the people I was with and I were scrambling for ways to immediately increase our income.
- This happened this past year when the pandemic was wreaking havoc on the economy and the health of the nation.
I had to come back to my lake home & work from the air conditioning but my wife just wasn’t as blessed. She was laid off from her morning job almost right away. I say morning job because my wife is a laboring artist who also supplements her income with a job where she works roughly 30 hours per week. That is a huge amount of money to make up for. While the people I was with and I split all our spending to only the essentials, including jacking the temperature control way up this past warm season, it wasn’t going to be nearly enough. Then my wife came to me with the plan of making her studio an efficient apartment. All the people I was with and I had to do was add some independent Heating, Ventilation, & A/C devices & seal off the entry to the main household. It wasn’t like a sizable chunk of money or anything. But I was hesitant at first given that this was her space. But she said she could shift to the guest room where I was making my office. So that’s what the people I was with and I did. The Heating, Ventilation, & A/C device supplier installed the ductless heat pump in a single day & the people I was with and I sealed up access to the main section of the household. Now the people I was with and I have a good occupant & have the money to cover our bills as well.