You know, I get really tired of those in my life who just can’t seem to find the joy in any part of life.
It’s getting to the point where I’m thinking that maybe I just limit the time I’m around those people.
But, some of those folks are family and I have to visit them inside the air conditioning of their homes. I do a lot of biting my tongue and focusing on just how pleasant the HVAC cooling is in the house. That’s about all I can do when it’s just one grievance after another. It’s like just a rolling ball of mud that keeps hitting me in the face one after another. And then, I caught myself whining about something that I could totally control. For the last several years, utility costs have gone up and up in our region. And I have done nothing at all to mitigate those costs when it comes to the heating and cooling in my house. Well really, it’s the cooling way more than the heating. Where I live, the heat pump gets time off for good behavior during our ultra mild winter. It might come on a dozen times the whole winter. But the cost of all the air conditioning during our blazing summer can mangle a household budget. So when I caught myself whining about the high cost of air conditioning, I decided to do something instead of just go on and on about it. Interestingly enough, it wasn’t too tough or labor intensive. And I’m saving just over 20 percent on HVAC cooling costs over last year.