Different people have different ways of coping with stress.
I choose books as my escape when I don’t want to think about something, and I am not ready to process the situation.
Books are not just an escape but also entertainment and the best way I can think to pass the time. Last week I spent hours at the new bookstore because they had such a wide range of novels. I couldn’t decide which ones I was going to buy. The owner of the bookstore saw my dilemma and offered to help. It was also really cozy inside, nice and warm from the harsh cold outside. Our conversation moved from the book to the type of furnace/heater installation the store had. He told me they had an electric heating system and, more specifically, heated floors. He told me that he chose to consult a professional when making a pick on the wide range of heat and AC products. I shared some of the challenges I was facing with the boiler back home, and he recommended the heating dealership that he always contacted when he needed heating repair or heater maintenance. That reminded me of a time I chose to call the HVAC tech whose ad I had seen somewhere, and he had cheap rates. Since I was low on money, I called him for an HVAC service plan, and I ended up with more heater problems than I initially had. The cheap ended up being very expensive. That is when I learned that there were crooks even in the heating industry. It was a good thing I could easily replace the furnace filter, and with a wireless thermostat, it was easier to detect any problem within the system.