The band is coming back together

The guys and I haven’t practiced or played music in quite some time.

I am the drummer for the band and just bought some new cymbals.

I’m very excited to jam with my buddies and see what kind of music we come up with. We all love rock and heavy metal so I know we are all on the same page for that. I set up my drums in the garage where we will practice and they will bring their instruments over when they get here. It smells a bit in there, air quality is bad and it is uncomfortably warm. I checked the air filter in here last week and had to clean it. I know we are all going to sweat so eventually I’ll have to turn the air conditioning on. I pulled out my drumsticks and drummed a bit and already I’m feeling the sweat. I can’t wait till we start to play, I have to turn on the A/C right now. They might be cold when they get in here but it’s better than us all sweating and our clothes become disgusting. This is the perfect place for us. It’s slightly sound proof but I know my one neighbor will complain if we go too late. I just want to jam with my friends and not think about it too much. I told my neighbor what we are doing so he doesn’t get angry and we should be done around 9pm. We don’t need any noise ordinance going on. My first buddy just pulled up and the evening is about to start. Hope to be playing at a local venue soon!

 

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Time to buy a new car

It’s been 17 years since I’ve had my baby. This was my first car when I turned 16. We have had lots of ups and downs. I went on long road trips around the United States, college, dates and just going to the beach. I’ve had it for 17 crazy years! I have done tons of work to it but its lifespan has unfortunately come to an end. There is tons of rust and the engine just went on it. I might still keep it and put it in the barn. Who knows, maybe I’ll attempt to restore it some day. As I walk in the auto dealer shop I can feel the air conditioning. It’s great because I think I was going to melt due to the heat outside. I looked at so many options of vehicles. I’m not quite sure which vehicle I want to get because I had the same one for so long. There are so many features and it’s a little overwhelming. After a few hours I went home because I really wanted to make the right choice. The heat outside is disgusting. My dad came with me to help but he knows I just don’t want to buy any vehicle. As we arrive at my parents house I see a heating and cooling van in the driveway. I forgot that my parents A/C unit broke and now they have a HVAC specialist in our house. I know I’ll continue to sweat in that house and really don’t want to go in. Hesitantly I go in, turn on the fan and sit on the couch. I pull out my phone to look at more vehicles to see if there is anything that stands out. I hope to find something!

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Mum offered us help with indoor comfort in our first apartment

When I met my boyfriend, we were both starting our careers.

He is in finance while I work in the heating industry.

I had just joined a startup heating company and was not getting good pay, but I was enjoying my job. When we decided to move in after a few months of dating, it was a struggle for both of us. I remember days we did not have enough food for our two dogs and us. However, we survived. Our family members tried to help as much as they could. Mum bought us our first heat pump during our first Christmas living together. It was a surprise that we had been using space heaters, but the more the days went by, the colder it became, and the space heaters were no help. Mum organized with her HVAC professional, who got the new heating at a discount from the local heating dealer. She also bought us a smart thermostat. The new devices were to last us at least 11 years. Mum took us out for lunch, and a walk at the beach as the heating technicians handled the heat pump installation. The process took about four hours. We had the whole-home heating when we got home and cried joyfully. The help with indoor comfort was such a thoughtful gift. Since I was learning more about heating in the heating business, I learned how to operate the system and schedule the crucial heater maintenance for its longevity and optimal function. Our holidays were filled with gratitude and joy from having past an essential milestone in our life together. We were eternally grateful to mum for providing us with quality comfort, a basic need.

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Inheriting my family’s heating company

My father builds his heating business from nothing, now worth millions of dollars.

Growing up, we barely saw him during the weekdays as he was working.

He started with one heating dealer and gradually grew to about two hundred HVAC professionals. As a teenager, I decided to become a heating technician and did due diligence in school. The heating company was a good platform for learning more about heating and gaining experience. I went through their internship program, where I did jobs including heat pump installations and heater maintenance. My dad would work at the company for a few years after I officially joined. At his retirement party, his employees cried and thanked him for his outstanding leadership. He had helped his employees and the community around him. The business also earned several awards in the heating industry. Before retiring, my dad handed the company over to me, and I knew I had big shoes to fill. Dad’s counterparts promised to support and guide me through growing the business further. The community benefited from the company from new heating in the form of heat pumps and smart thermostats. The first order of business was to provide help with indoor comfort to the less fortunate. It was tough the first few years, but with dad’s advice and the board of directors, I could carry the business forward. Now the company is worth more than it was when dad ran it, and it just went live in the stock market. To crown the year, it received an award for consistently providing affordable whole-home heating for over 25 years. My brother, who works in finance, also joined the company last year, and it has been a joy working alongside him.

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Winter holidays at my sister’s house with whole home heating

I am a bricklayer by trade, and working during winter can be cumbersome.

  • My hands tend to freeze, and the gloves do not significantly help when the temperature drops to negative digits.

I was posted to a northern city for work at a children’s home. We built an extension hostel for the children. When we finished after a few weeks, I wanted nothing more than to enjoy whole-home heating anywhere. My sister had invited me for the holidays because she missed me and my nieces and nephews were asking for me. As soon as we completed the job, I was on the first train to the city. My sister had been telling me about how great her new heating was. After their old system malfunctioned, the HVAC professional recommended replacing it with a heat pump and an upgraded smart thermostat to help with indoor comfort. I looked forward to experiencing the new system from the heating company. My sister was lucky enough to purchase the system from the heating dealer at a discount. When I got to the house, I was welcomed by the new system with high-quality indoor comfort. The heating technician who knows more about heating did the heat pump installation process within a few hours, and they also advised my sister on the frequency of doing the heater maintenance. I was surprised to see how advanced the heating devices were. The heating industry has undergone a tremendous transformation, and the products were still pretty affordable. Thanks to the heating business and the professionals, we enjoyed quality comfort while celebrating family and the holidays. I dressed as Santa Claus and made the kids happy when I gave them the gifts they had asked for.

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Christman donation: Providing help with indoor comfort to the women's shelter

Since starting my heating business, I have given back to my community at any chance. We tend to do it every Christmas. This year, my board of directors and I decided to provide help with indoor comfort to several women’s shelters. We chose these institutions because of the rise in gender-based violence in the country, which is very sad. Though the police have dealt with the perpetrators, cases are still rising. With the winter already here, we decided, as part of the heating industry, to help where we could. We singled out institutions that had old units. In some shelters, we only had our HVAC professionals do the heater maintenance to repair worn-out parts. In other shelters, the heating units were in such a bad state that the best solution would be to replace them with new systems from the heating dealer. We were donating heat pumps and smart thermostats for this exercise. We chose to donate only the best that these women have been through so many atrocities and need to feel loved and accepted. The heat pump installation in the shelters took place in phases, and within three weeks, our heating technicians fitted about 30 units. Some shelters got two systems because of their size. Knowing more about heating, we guided the shelter’s maintenance team on operating the systems and scheduling any repairs. One shelter which received new heating had about 150 women and 20 children. They were delighted and celebrated our heating company with songs and dances. It was such a hearty response. We got many letters from the shelter women, and we knew they would enjoy the holidays through the cold. The new systems provided whole-home heating.

 

 

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My son is debating becoming an HVAC tech

You can make good money working in residential and commercial HVAC, because the need for heating and cooling in this post-industrialized world is near universal

Ever since my kids were little, they have been constantly changing their minds on what they want to do with their lives. My daughters used to be interested in ballet and dancing, but one of them is in nursing school and the other is a project lead at an investment firm in our state’s capital. My son on the other hand is the youngest so he is still in high school and hasn’t decided what he wants to do as a career just yet. For years he wanted to be a scientist, but his struggles with math in high school have started to curtail those original plans. I feel for him because I struggled with math as well when I was his age. It’s harder for him though because his oldest sister was a math genius and that led her down the path she took in the financial sector. I told my son to be patient with himself and to not get too hard on his limitations because he will eventually find a career path that seems right to him. While he also loves music, he realizes that it requires a good deal of skill or talent to make it in that world, unless he’s happy with forced poverty like so many independent artists these days. My brother works in HVAC and has told my son that he should consider going to trade school and taking up this career. Since he likes working with his hands, my son is starting to consider it. You can make good money working in residential and commercial HVAC, because the need for heating and cooling in this post-industrialized world is near universal. HVAC workers have great job security as well compared to more volatile industries.

 

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At first I didn't think my cabin needed heating and cooling

Going on trips to my grandfather’s primitive cabin was a lot of fun as a child, especially when I got to go trout fishing with my father.

  • During one of my earliest attempts at fishing on my own, I managed to catch a fish that we ate for dinner later that night.

I remember being extremely proud of myself for the accomplishment, particularly since my father couldn’t even catch a trout during that trip. Oddly enough, I caught the fish while I was alone and casting off the bridge over the creek. I got my lure right underneath a floating log in the water, and within seconds a fish bit the line. I was amazed when I hooked the fish and got it out of the water. Ever since then, I’ve been somewhat adept at fishing. Living next to the ocean for years was fun because I could go saltwater fishing off the local fishing pier. But I never forgot that old primitive cabin and had lusted after owning a cabin for myself during the years since. It wasn’t until recently that I could finally afford my own cabin in the woods. However, it is taking me some time to get everything set up at my new cabin. At first I figured I could get away with not having any electronic heating and cooling inside. It came with a wood stove for the winter and I figured that was enough. Unfortunately, I quickly learned that going without any humidity control in the summer was just asking for trouble. It would make much more sense for me to purchase an HVAC system for my cabin instead.

 

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It's smart to get your air conditioner cleaned regularly

I used to be terrible about clutter and dust around my living space.

When I had a dorm to myself during my last two years of college, it looked like a wreck half of the time.

I would get back from class, drink, work, and then head to sleep before starting again the next day. It was embarrassing whenever I had friends over because it would often look like a bomb had been lit off in the center of the room, eschewing books, papers, empty bottles, used clothing, and cracker crumbs. No doubt an ideal residence for insects as well. After I started dating, I took my room cleanliness more seriously so the embarrassment wouldn’t extend further. But once I had a studio apartment after finishing graduate school, I started to get untidy yet again. It was never simply clutter around my living space, I didn’t maintain my air conditioner either. I would wait for months before I changed the filter in the air conditioner. I wouldn’t call my HVAC company to service the HVAC system, leaving the air conditioner dirty inside with an annual cleaning like they recommend. But nowadays, I’m much more responsible with my air conditioning system. I don’t want to replace my HVAC system earlier than necessary, even if it has a 10-year warranty. What am I going to do if the HVAC system dies after 11 years when it could have lasted for 20? That’s a scenario that plays in my mind on repeat almost every single week. It’s daunting and all encompassing at the same time. It’s much smarter to be responsible with HVAC care and cleaning all of the time to stop these situations from happening.

 

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Time to buy a nicer car

It’s been 17 years since I’ve had our baby.

This was our first vehicle when I turned 16.

The people I was with and I have had lots of ups & downs. I went on long road trips around the United States, college, dates & just going to the beach. I have had it for 17 silly years! I have done tons of work to it however its lifespan has unblessedly come to an end. There is tons of rust & the engine just went on it. I might still keep it & put it in the barn. Who knows, maybe I’ll attempt to restore it some day. As I walk in the auto supplier shop I can believe the a/c. It’s wonderful because I suppose I was going to melt due to the heat outside. I looked at so multiple options of vehicles. I’m not quite sure which vehicle I want to get because I had the same 1 for so long. There are so multiple features & it’s a little overwhelming. After a few hours I went cabin because I entirely wanted to make the right choice. The heat outside is disgusting. My dad came with me to help but he knows I just don’t want to buy any vehicle. As we arrive at our parents loft I see a heating & cooling van in the driveway. I forgot that our parents cooling system unit broke & now they have a Heating as well as Air Conditioning specialist in our house. I suppose I’ll continue to sweat in that loft & entirely don’t want to go in. Hesitantly I go in, turn on the fan & sit on the couch. I pull out our cellphone to look at more vehicles to see if there is anything that stands out. I hope to find something!

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