I know a good friend of mine who runs a warehouse that stores a lot of HVAC equipment for a local heating and air conditioning company in his town. This local heating and air conditioning company is about to be going out of business, which is bad news for my friend. Though, he does have other warehouses he runs, this HVAC company was just one of the best paying clients he had. With the heating and air conditioning company going out of business, they were trying to get rid of all the back stock in that warehouse. Only half of the inventory they were actually able to move and sell. The other half was stuck in the warehouse. My friend who owns the warehouse asked them if they wanted it back to move elsewhere, and they told him to just dispose of everything remaining! My friend called me up right away and told me to come down and take my pick of any of the HVAC equipment as well as the heating and cooling products that were there. He knew I was wanting a brand new central heating and air conditioning system, but could not afford one. Now was my chance to get a new heating and air conditioning system completely for free minus the installation costs! I went down there and picked a heating and air conditioning system, then only paid a few hundred for the installation from a local heating and cooling contractor. You could for sure say that this was my lucky day! I hit the jackpot!
A lot of people in this life do whatever others push them to do, no matter what their hopes, dreams and desires are.
I was not like this! My dream and life goal for a career was to be in the HVAC business in some way, shape or form.
And that is exactly what I did! Right when I got out of high school, instead of looking to play the college dorm room game and go study for some useless degree in something that sounds good, I went right to school to learn about the HVAC industry! That’s right, I went right to study in class to become a certified heating and air conditioning specialist! There was no going away to school, no dorm room with weirdo loser roommates to deal with. For the college classes to get your certified heating and air conditioning specialist degree, you went to school in the day or night, and you only had to go for less than a year! If you were paying attention and doing well, you could graduate within 6 or 7 months. That is shorter than a regular year of high school! And because I had the desire and passion for the HVAC business, I passed my test the first time and had my certification for becoming a heating and air conditioning specialist in 7 months. I then got a job with a local HVAC company that same month. And now today, I am running my own heating and air conditioning business. Follow your dreams and you will have success if you try hard enough!
I think a good friend of mine who runs a warehouse that stores a lot of Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C equipment for a local heating & air conditioner supplier in his town.
This local heating & air conditioner supplier is about to be going out of business, which is terrible news for my friend.
Though, he does have other warehouses he runs, this Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C supplier was just 1 of the best paying customers he had, and with the heating & air conditioner supplier going out of business, they were trying to get rid of all the back stock in that warehouse, then only half of the inventory they were absolutely able to move & sell. The other half was stuck in the warehouse, but my friend who owns the warehouse asked them if they wanted it back to move elsewhere, & they told him to just dispose of everything remaining! My friend called me up immediately & told me to come down & take my choice of any of the Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C equipment as well as the heating & cooling products that were there, he knew I was wanting a brand new central heating & cooling system, however could not afford 1, then now was my choice to get a new heating & air conditioner plan completely for free minus the installation costs! I went down there & picked a heating & cooling system, then only paid a few hundred for the installation from a local heating & cooling business, and you could for sure say that this was my lucky day! I hit the jackpot!
A lot of people in this life do whatever others push them to do, no matter what their hopes, dreams and desires are; I was not care about this! My dream and life goal for a career was to be in the Heating and Air Conditioning corporation in some way, shape or form! And that is exactly what I did! Right when I got out of private school, instead of looking to play the school dorm room game and go study for some useless degree in something that sounds good, I went right to school to learn about the Heating and Air Conditioning industry! That’s right, I went right to study in class to become a certified heating and a/c specialist! There was no going away to school, no dorm room with weirdo loser roommates to deal with.
For the school classes to get your certified heating and a/c specialist degree, you went to school in the day or night, and you only had to go for less than a year! If you were paying attention and doing well, you could graduate within 6 or 7 monthsâ€¦ That is shorter than a proper year of private school! And because I had the desire and passion for the Heating and Air Conditioning business, I passed our test the first time and had our certification for becoming a heating and a/c specialist in 7 months.
I then got a job with a local Heating and Air Conditioning supplier that same month. And now today, I am running our own heating and a/c business. Follow your dreams and you will have success if you try hard enough!
When my friends and I graduated from middle school, my mom promised to take us anywhere as a special present.
- My friends and I thought it would be fun to spend the day at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay.
I told my mom that was our plan, and she agreed to buy tickets to Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, for myself and five of my friends. I didn’t have to think very hard, because I already knew who to take. I knew that I would take Ricky and Bobby, Trevor and Bill, but Noah was on a safari with his Dad. I had one extra ticket, so I decided to take my little brother with us. He was in seventh grade at the time. He was pretty excited to hang out with my friends and I all day. My mom dropped us off in the morning, and she told me to call when we were ready to come home. My mom went back to the house and spent all day relaxing with her feet up. My friends and I felt like kings, because we were running around Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay all alone. We didn’t ride a lot of the roller coasters, but we did spend a lot of time flirting with girls. My little brother didn’t act like a spaz, and he was actually pretty cool all day long. We stayed through the whole day, until the park closed at 9. My mom was waiting outside, when all of the lights went down. I’ll never forget that time, because it felt so special.
I couldn’t sleep last night because I drove all the way to Ybor City police station to pick up my child.
They told me that they were spending the night with a good friend, plus I never questioned them.
I even dropped him off in St Petersburg, Florida at their friend’s house. They were supposed to spend the weekend there plus call me by Sunday afternoon to pick them up. However, last night, my child called me from Ybor City, because they were caught inside a bar trying to purchase alcohol. A police officer picked them up plus held them in Ybor City, until I could finally pick them up. Their friend wasn’t able to get their parent’s on the phone, so I had to leave them there as well. The officer wouldn’t let me take his friend home since they were underage. My child had a fake ID on him, plus the police confiscated it. His friend possessed a fake ID as well. When I asked them how they ended up all the way in Ybor City, they tried to tell me some lame excuse. Honestly, I thought they’d be a better liar than that! Ybor City is at least 90 minutes away from St. Petersburg. When you live down in Florida, you don’t just end up in Ybor City by accident. I didn’t bother with any other excuses. I simply grounded them for a month, plus I took their driver’s license plus keys. I don’t know if their friend’s parents finally picked up their phones, but I hope they made it home alright.
I didn’t get any sleep the previous evening, because I was forced to drive all the way to Ybor City to pick up my sneaky child from the police station.
- I thought he was spending the evening with one of his friends, so I never questioned it! I even drove him to St.
Petersburg to this friend’s house. He was supposed to be there overnight and call me the next day to pick him up. Well, my child ended up in Ybor City last night. Him and his friend were caught in a local bar trying to buy alcohol. The police picked the two of them up in Ybor City and held them until their parents could pick them up. However, his friend couldn’t even get his father to pick up the phone, so I was forced to leave him there. Since he was a minor, I couldn’t take him home too. My sneaky son had a fake ID, as well as the police confiscated it. The friend had a fake ID too. When I asked my child how they both ended up in Ybor City, he tried to say they were lost looking for another friend. I told him to try again because I wasn’t buying the lies. Ybor City is at least an hour away from St. Petersburg, so you do not accidentally end up in Ybor City. I didn’t even wait for another excuse or lie. I grounded my sneaky son for two weeks, as well as I took his video games and after school privileges. I wonder if his friend’s father finally picked up the phone, but I hope he made it back home safely.
I never would have never expected my mother’s health to plummet like it did right after I graduated college.
She lived my early teen years mostly in a bed, suffering from severe Crohn’s Disease.
But thankfully, new treatments steadily improved her health in the ensuing years. It wasn’t enough to put her into remission, but it gave her the ability to live on her own for several years without any major issues, just an abdominal flare every now and then. But, things changed as her anemia worsened and she developed a condition where she’s always at the risk of sepsis in her digestive track. She is weak and struggles to move around on her own after falling on the base of her spine two years ago and breaking her back in six different places. She was in a wheelchair for awhile but now she can walk somewhat well with a cane, even if her balance isn’t perfect. Sadly, both of us have severe allergies and we are in old doctors offices and hospitals all of the time. Many of these places, despite being medical facilities, have old and nasty smelling heating and cooling systems installed inside. I’m sick of smelling mold for an hour or two while I impatiently wait in the front lobby of a medical office for my mother to finish her procedure that particular day. These medical offices and hospitals desperately need to improve their HVAC systems; many of their patients are there for respiratory issues, so you’re forcing these poor people to endure their allergy triggers just to get necessary treatment. I can’t even imagine what I would do if I had to come to a place like this because I was having trouble breathing every day.
When I asked to look at the air handler in it’s closet, I saw splotches of mold running up and down a two foot area.
My siblings all love the idea of moving, but I have always hated it. I typically build a nest wherever I live and it takes considerable effort for me to accept the change in leaving a house for another, in some cases moving across the country altogether. Now that I live on my own, it’s even harder for me to force myself to enjoy the process in even the slightest bit. But these days, what frustrates me the most when I’m looking for a rental is the deception with what landlords and property owners want to disclose about a house, apartment, or condo. I have looked through a property that I was told was in pristine condition only to find signs of major water damage in a guest bathroom. It looked poorly fixed and most of the affected wood was simply painted over. What kills me even more is cutting through the lies with heating and cooling systems. Many people replace their HVAC systems regularly if they manage an annual rental that is full year after year. They recognize the importance of clean air and proper ventilation, especially the effect it has on property value in the end. One time I was walking through a small two bedroom condo on the ground level that was well within my budget. When I asked to look at the air handler in it’s closet, I saw splotches of mold running up and down a two foot area. I knew right away that I was uninterested in renting that condominium. You absolutely cannot overlook the HVAC system when you’re inspecting prospective properties to rent or buy. The cost is your long-term health and sanity.
If you’ve ever heard your HVAC technician talk about a service agreement, but you aren’t sure what it is I will explain it for you.
When you get a new AC unit installed it can cost a ton of money.
Some people really want to have their HVAC technician take care of everything for them, so service contracts were created. When you get a service contract your HVAC technician will agree to come out and check on your AC unit or other unit a set amount of times per year. The HVAC technician will also use certified HVAC parts that are made to go in your system. If you don’t get a service agreement for your HVAC system you might end up spending a lot of money. One thing that can happen is that you forget to do regular maintenance on the AC unit and then you have to call an HVAC technician and pay a bunch of money. I recommend that you make sure to pay the upfront cost for the service contract and know that your HVAC technician will come even if you forget. You will still have to change your air filters for your heating and cooling system, but other than that there isn’t much more you will need to do. When an air conditioner or furnace is running at its peak efficiency you end up saving a lot of money. That’s one of the energy saving tips I learned last time I replaced my HVAC system. If the HVAC technician doesn’t include service contracts I would say they might not be too trustworthy and you should look somewhere else.