Growing up, I never had to learn how to do anything.
My dad worked on the entire house, all the way down to the everyday chores! I wasn’t responsible for much of anything until I left home and started to learn what being a “real adult” was like.
To be honest, I wish that I had learned a lot sooner about the best ways to do things, as well as the right mindset for caring for your belongings. This is one of the reasons why I’m sitting here, shivering, completely cold, without one way to manage our indoor air temperature. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had a heating and cooling system before – a full temperature control, forced air gas furnace, and a home central cooling. To be honest, I never liked it. No one ever told me that I should. I learned that touching the temperature control changes the indoor air temperature. The rest of the HVAC system worked itself out. Now, as a grownup, I am well aware there’s important repairs to perform on your air conditioning and gas furnace! Unfortunately, I found this out too late, when our HVAC system completely broke down. Instead of my parents teaching me about high quality indoor air temperature management, I had to learn about it from an HVAC technician who worked on our system. They called it “toast.” I wish I had known better before I got into this frosty cold situation!