Great storage space in need of heat

We now have a perfect location for storage and our home is beautiful

We live in an old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere and just love the peace and quiet. There are plenty of trees, acres of land, and we rarely have visitors because we are out so far. About six months ago our daughter came home with the exciting news that she was getting married. They wanted to have the wedding on our property and invite their guests to camp out on the property which meant it was time to spruce the place up. If you know anything about farmhouses, they were built for working and sleeping, most people did not have much aside from the basics, so the idea of closet space was not given much thought. Now, we all have too much stuff and I have nowhere to put it. This presents a problem when you are going to have nearly a hundred people on your property for an entire weekend. I wanted the place to look and feel perfect. We started thinking of how we could create a storage space to hold all of the stuff we wanted to hide from view. We would need every bedroom that was available so we couldn’t just throw it in there. My husband decided that building shelving above the bard was best. I agreed, but told him that many of our belongings would be ruined by the elements so we would need some sort of climate control up there. This meant putting insulation in the roof and walls and installing some sort of ductless unit up there that could provide heat and cooling. Thankfully there are very reasonable units on the market that are electric, energy efficient, and require minimal maintenance. We now have a perfect location for storage and our home is beautiful. We are looking forward to the big day and welcoming all of our guests.

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I can’t think of any better reason for HVAC

Our daughter has always had the same dream when it comes to what she wanted to be when she grew up, an astronaut. When other little girls were playing with dolls, pretending to be teachers, or nurses, ours was pretending to fly to the moon and back. She loved all of those space movies that were so popular and we would catch her out on the swing set pretending to talk to Ground Control about her latest space discovery. She worked really hard to achieve her dreams and now works at the astronautical facility in Florida. She still had hopes of space travel herself one day but in the mean time she helps design some of the equipment that goes up to the Space Station. Some of it is used for research while other pieces are designed to ensure the safety and comfort of the researchers on board. On her last visit she was telling us how they had improved the HVAC systems that are built into each person’s suit. These are crucial for maintaining and monitoring a person’s body temperature in the conditions that exist in space. The researchers spend months aboard the Space Station before returning and often times they need to travel outside the craft to gather data or make a repair. Without proper heat in their suits they would freeze within minutes and not survive. Our daughter feels that she is making a significant contribution to the program even if she is not able to fly up there herself. One day, as technology evolves, maybe she will be able to see that dream come true as well.

 

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My difficult time of taking on the wasp nest

I thought my Summer task at the camp would be a fabulous time, but I realize it wasn’t the first time I was wrong about something. The task ended up being much more difficult than expected, and not because of the children! The little youngsters attending the camp were mostly simple to deal with, however most of the task involved uncomfortable labor and not just hanging with the youngsters! I had to split wood and mow grass, wash dishes and sometimes even help prepare meals. But without question the worst thing I had to take on all Summer was deal with wasps. During a nature walk the campers came across a very substantial wasp nest, and had stirred up the whole colony of them in the process. Because wasps are very territorial and mean, they weren’t satisfied to just sting those campers they also followed them back to camp. I was basically charged with finding that wasp nest and eliminating it, killing as many of the wasps as possible! Happily they had some wasp spray, which blasts out really hard and can spray for over 20 feet so you don’t have to get too close to the nest of wasps… After I hit it with the spray I ran up and dumped a ton of gasoline all over the wasp nest, lit a match, and started running like a wild man. A few hours later I went back with a fire extinguisher to make sure the fire didn’t spread, and to check the overall damage to the wasp nest. They were dead for the most part, but I still got a few wasp stings anyway.

 

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There was a time when I had to take on a wasp nest

I thought my Summer job at the camp would be an enjoyable time, however I guess it wasn’t the first time I was wrong about something like that. The job ended up being much more challenging than expected, & not because of the youngsters! The little youngsters attending the camp were mostly easy to deal with, but most of the job involved back breaking or uncomfortable labor & not just hanging with the youngsters! I had to cut wood & mow grass, clean dishes & sometimes even help prepare the meals. Without question the worst thing I had to do all Summer was deal with wasp nests. During a nature walk the campers disturbed a legitimately huge wasp nest, & had stirred up the whole colony of them in the process. Because wasps are so territorial & incredibly mean, they weren’t gratified to just sting those campers they also followed them back to camp. I basically had to locate that wasp nest & destroy it. I had to kill as many of the wasps as I could! Fortunately they had some wasp spray, which blasts out powerfully & can spray for over 20 feet so you don’t have to get too close to the actual nest. After I hit it with the spray I ran up & dumped gasoline all over the wasp nest, lit a match, & started running away. An hour later I went back with a fire extinguisher to make sure the fire didn’t spread anywhere else, & to check the damage to the wasp nest. They were dead for the most part, however, I still got a few wasp stings regardless of that.

 

 

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It’s not easy learning the levels of temporary housing in my job

I am still relatively new at this task, and although I easily like it I am still a bit overwhelmed by all the information I need to learn! This is my first task out of school, so I have all the information but none of the experience, so I am studying a lot every day. The thing is, I am studying too much every day, so I keep a notebook with me to take notes as needed. I am grateful that our boss is being cool and understands what it takes with this type of job. Especially with this job in particular, because the world of arranging temporary housing and travel plans for a supplier this size is intimidating. They want me eventually to be totally in charge of all the temporary housing arrangements for everyone in the corporation, and our boss will hire another person to handle all of the travel arrangements. So far I have came to learn that particular employees qualify for corporate housing while on the road, but there are all sorts of different levels. The people I was with and I have the official short term property rentals and furnished property rentals, but that is just the basic level. For the bigwigs who work in the corporate office we rent corporate suites, which are so much larger and have more amenities. For the top tier people in the business, and for going to see people we are trying to impress, there happens to be executive housing, which is basically renting out mansion sized properties! It is not consistently straight-forward to tell which person gets which level of corporate housing, and in a supplier of this magnitude, it can be extremely confusing!

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I’m surprised we have to use printing services so often

I work for the neighborhood planners office, and coordinate all sorts of public events that the group of us host, and yes the neighborhood planner is responsible for the logistics and outlay of the area, the best sites for roads, zoning, and all of that boring type of stuff! I bet you didn’t even know they host a lot of parties, too, for grand opening, groundbreaking ceremonies, and planning parties.

Honestly I feel more like an event coordinator than a municipal employee, but I am not trying to complain because the food is consistently good.

I have made some wonderful contacts in local businesses, which is good for me because I rely on commercial printing services a lot more than I would have thought. For all of these sizable public events the lot of us need a lot of signs and graphics, and while I can design them myself I have to take them to a company to have them printed regularly. Getting posters made to advertise local events happens basically every single week, and menus, name badges, buttons, banners, and a hundred other things that depend on commercial printing. I don’t want to say how much my department spends on printing each year, but believe me the number would truly astonish you! If the lot of us didn’t have access to a commercial printer and a laminator, then the county would have to blow a whole decade’s budget to get the right equipment. I have developed a pretty nice relationship with the staff at the printing service the lot of us use, which is wonderful because now I can just email in my orders and grab them when I need them.

 

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I could have never known how much printing we would require

I happen to work for the town planners office, plus coordinate a ton of public events that the bunch of us host… Yes the town planner is responsible for the logistics plus outlay of the town, the best sites for roads, zoning, plus all of that boring stuff.

I bet you had no clue that they host a lot of parties, too, for grand opening, groundbreaking ceremonies, plus planning parties, however honestly I feel more like an event coordinator than a municipal employee. I am not grumbling though because the food is always good. I have made some great contacts in local businesses, which is fantastic because I rely on commercial printing services a lot more than I would have thought. For all of these crucial public events the bunch of us need a lot of signs plus graphics, plus while I can design them myself I have to take them to a company to have them printed for me. Getting posters made to advertise local events happens almost every single week, plus menus, name badges, buttons, banners, plus a bunch of other things that require commercial printing. I don’t want to say how much our department spends on printing each and every year, however believe me the number would easily surprise you! If the bunch of us didn’t have access to a commercial printer plus a laminator, then the county would have to blow a whole decade’s budget to purchase the right equipment. I have developed a fantastic relationship with the staff at the printing service the bunch of us use, which is great because now I can just text in our orders plus get them when I need them.

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You need HRV

An unfortunate result of living year round down South is during the summer time the doors & windows are always kept closed throughout the sizzling season.

Most current home doors and windows are sealed up slender to keep all the treated air from readily leaking out.

Of course, this is a fantastic thing because it saves so much money on energy bills & added wear & tear on Heating & A/C units each day. But there is a drawback to a tightly sealed home. The indoor air locked inside the current home can become stale because there is extremely limited fresh air entering the home. Often, this results in unpleasantly dank air which just gets recycled over & over again. I have previously attempted to get rid of the stale air through sprays or candles but to be honest, they never absolutely work. But there is a new idea that does work. It’s called a heat reclaim ventilator, otherwise known as HRV. These ventilators pull out the same amount of gross stale air as is pulled in from the outside air. The beauty is there is no massive energy loss due to the HRV use. The efficiency which is created by having a slender current home is then not wasted into the environment. The HRV is able to turn over the air in a current home without losing any volume of the treated air. So, the HRV is able to quickly upgrade all the vented air with fresh air from outside. Anyone who lives down in the South knows the delight of finally being able to throw the windows open at the end of summer. But, the HRV unit helps us appreciate the summer time with fresher household air.

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Just sign up for it now

My current Heating & A/C unit was put in just this past week.

It is so great to finally have a current heating & cooling unit at my disposal.

The difference it made was immediate. Our brand new, current home was cooled down in nearly half the amount of time it took the seasoned unit. I personally provide a lot of credit to the seasoned Heating & A/C program because I know it gave us fantastic comfort for over 17 years. However, this other current heating & cooling unit is state of the art in comparison to old faithful. The SEER rating is over 25 & there are a multitude of other high tech efficiencies I don’t quite understand. There is a desuperheater valve release that will utilize wasted heat to heat the water in our sizzling tub. This current unit we purchased also comes with a variable speed motor or ECM. The ECM allows the heating program to beginning up & stop slowly which naturally save energy over time. This current Heating & A/C unit is simply awesome. Yet, right away there were some unquestionably pressing details that still had to be seen to. I signed straight up for the seasonal maintenance program. It is simply a must for me, even with a brand current Heating & A/C unit, that professional maintenance service is performed twice yearly. Doing anything else is simply a dreadful mistake to make. 85 percent of emergency Heating & A/C service calls are due to existing problems that would have been caught during official maintenance. And, I know that not having your Heating & A/C unit properly took care of can void the warranty. FInally, I can just kick back & appreciate the appealing Heating & A/C comfort.

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A great neighbor to have

My next door neighbor was recently listening to myself and others unendingly complain once again about my utility bill. That old man is a saint & is such a great man to speak with. He listened patiently as I went on & on about how I need to figure out a way to lower our monthly energy consumption. My neighbor is normally just an unquestionably fantastic listener. However, this one time he piped right up. He told myself and others to sync up my current home with the central Heating & A/C. I nodded & said that a current smart thermostat device might just work. But he continued on explaining his larger idea of syncing the Heating & A/C. First, I needed to seal any & all cracks on the exterior of the home. Then, I was to make particularly sure that all doors & windows are fully sealed & insulated. The very next sealing target would be the ducts. I first needed to check to be sure that none of the existing ducts were sagging & all the joints were clearly sealed consistently throughout. He told myself and others a current home can sometimes lose up to 30 percent of treated air through leaky air ducts. He then politely advised I go up to the attic. I need to seal around the perimeter of the attic & be sure I have plenty of R 60 insulation down. I was now understanding precisely what he meant by syncing the house. And was he ever right. I’m making moves. Realistically, I hope to see something such as a 15 percent savings on my next electric bill.

 

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