My wife’s annoying habit

Her unfortunate habit costs us a ton of money every week when the energy bill rolls around

When I got married I agreed to be with my partner through thick and thin. We said till death do us part and I swear I meant it. However, there was nothing in our marriage vows about winding up in the poor home because she can’t control herself indoors. You see, my partner is not a financially responsible human being. I am consistently in charge of managing our finances and making sure that we have enough money to pay the bills. Meanwhile, she runs around buying stupid crap we don’t need and filling our new home to the point of hoarding. Then, she freaks out because the indoor air conditions are not good enough to her standards. She is so distraught about indoor air temperature control and air quality management that it drives me up the wall! It’s about to put us both on the streets! I realized that we had a problem the day after we got married when she touched the control equipment about a dozen times within an hour. She kept going back to the air temperature control equipment and insisting that something was wrong with the warm and chilly patches throughout the house, no matter what I tried to tell her about the shortcomings of a central HVAC system, she was convinced that the central heating and A/C should be able to perfectly manage our indoor air conditions. Ever since then, she has been a slave to the control equipment unit. Her unfortunate habit costs us a ton of money every week when the energy bill rolls around. If our heating and cooling plan ever fails, which eventually it will, we’re going to be in deep trouble. I’m not sure where she will keep all of her treasures when we’re evicted from our house.

 

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Wife is putting us out of house and home with HVAC habit

No matter what I tried to tell her about the shortcomings of a central heating and cooling system, she was convinced that the central HVAC should be able to perfectly manage our indoor air quality.

When I got married I agreed to be with my wife through thick and thin. We said till death do us part and I absolutely meant it. However, there was nothing in our marriage vows about winding up in the poorhouse because she can’t control herself indoors. You see, my wife is not a financially responsible human being. I am always in charge of managing our finances and making sure that we have any money to pay the bills. Meanwhile, she runs around buying stupid crap and filling our house with things we don’t need. Then, she freaks out because the indoor air quality isn’t good enough for all of her treasures. She is so concerned about indoor air temperature control and air quality management that it drives me up the wall. It’s about to put us both on the streets, besides. I realized that we had a problem the day after we got married when she touched the thermostat about a dozen times within an hour. She kept going back to the air temperature control unit and insisting that something was wrong with the hot and cold patches throughout the house. No matter what I tried to tell her about the shortcomings of a central heating and cooling system, she was convinced that the central HVAC should be able to perfectly manage our indoor air quality. Ever since then, she has been a slave to the thermostat unit. Her unfortunate habit costs us a ton of money every month when the energy bill rolls around. If our heating and cooling system ever fails – and it will – I know we’re going to be in deep trouble. I’m not sure where she’ll keep all of her treasures when we are homeless.

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I finally got to touch the thermostat for the first time

It can be really difficult dealing with outdated family dynamics.

I grew up in a household where our relationships weren’t exactly supportive or strong.

In fact, we all fought amongst ourselves more than anything else, and my family was a continual source of chaos and unease when I was a child. It didn’t help that I had undoubtedly authoritative parents who my siblings and I like bugs in their home. Unfortunately, things haven’t changed much now that I am an adult. Even when I stay with our mom today she has unusual rules about household policies, including the HVAC system. My mom has never allowed us to touch the control component in our entire life! When we were little she insisted that she made all of the air temperature control decisions. At the time, I understood because it was an adult responsibility to set the control component controls in addition to manage the HVAC plan health. Now that I am an adult, I wish that I could have the option of adjusting the indoor air pollen levels. Even when our mom is out of the house she does not let me place a hand on the indoor air levels device. I know that I am not allowed to because she has a passcode installed on her control units, and she won’t tell me what the passcode is so I can even turn the a/c component up or down! Thank God, I am good at guessing. A few weeks ago I sat down in front of the control component in addition to starting crunching numbers. It took me a few hours but I finally figured out what our mom’s control component password is. Now, for the first time in twenty years I have some control over the indoor air temperature.

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I was never allowed to touch thermostat

It can be absolutely frustrating dealing with outdated family dynamics.

I grew up in a household where our relationships weren’t exactly supportive or strong.

In fact, our family fought amongst ourselves more than anything else. My family was a continual source of chaos and frustration when I was a child. It did not help that I have particularly authoritative parents who treated my siblings and I like dirt in their home! Unfortunately, things have not changed much now that I am an adult. Even when I stay with my mom this month she has different rules about household policies, including the HVAC. When we were little kids she insisted that she made all of the air temperature control decisions! At the time, I understood because it was an adult responsibility to set the thermostat controls and manage the HVAC system health! Now that I’m an adult, I wish that I could have the pick of increasing the indoor air conditions. Even when my mom is out of the house she does not let me touch the indoor air conditioning. I know that I’m not allowed to because she has a passcode installed on her thermostats and she won’t tell me what the passcode is so I can even turn the cooling system device up or down. Thank God, I’m superb at guessing. A few weeks ago I sat down in front of the thermostat and started crunching numbers. It took me a few fourths although I finally figured out what my mom’s thermostat password is. Now, for the first time in forty years I have some control over the indoor air temperature.

Smart thermostat

I get to choose what temperature I want

It can be genuinely hard dealing with old family dynamics.

I grew up in a household where our relationships were not exactly supportive and strong.

In fact, all of us fought amongst ourselves more than anything else! My family was a continual source of chaos and frustration when I was a child. It didn’t help that I had really authoritative parents who treated us like we were 2nd class citizens in their home. Things have not changed much now that I am an adult…Even when I stay with my dad today he has strange rules about household policies, including the HVAC system. My dad has never allowed us to touch the thermostat in our entire life, and when all of us were young he insisted that he made all of the air temperature control decisions. At the time, I understood because it was an adult responsibility to set the thermostat controls and manage the HVAC program health. Now that I am an adult, I wish that I could have the chance of decreasing the indoor air levels. Even when my dad is out of the new home he does not let me place a hand on the indoor air levels devices. I know that I’m not allowed to because he has a passcode installed on his thermostats! He won’t tell me what the passcode is so I can even turn the air conditioning machine up or down. Thankfully, I am great at guessing. A few weeks ago I sat down in front of the thermostat and started crunching numbers. It took me a few hours but I finally figured out what my dad’s thermostat password is. Now, I can finally have a little bit of control over my life again.

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I finally get to use the thermostat

It can be particularly strenuous dealing with old family dynamics! I grew up in a household where our relationships were not exactly supportive and strong.

In fact, we fought amongst ourselves more than anything else! My family was a continual source of chaos and irritation when I was a child.

It did not help that I had genuinely authoritative parents who treated me like 2nd class citizens in their home! Unluckily, things have not changed much now that I am an adult. Even when I stay with our dad today he has bizarre rules about household policies, including the HVAC system. My dad has never allowed me to touch the thermostat in my entire life. However, when I was young he insisted that he made all of the air temperature control decisions! At the time, I understood because it was an adult responsibility to set the thermostat controls and manage the heating and A/C method health, but now I’m an adult. I wish that I could have the option of decreasing the indoor air quality. Even when my dad is out of the house he doesn’t let me put a hand on the indoor air quality control devices. I know that I’m not allowed to because he has a passcode installed on her thermostats, and he will not tell me what the passcode is so I can even turn the air conditioning device up or down. Thank God, I’m good at guessing. A few weeks ago I sat down in front of the thermostat and started crunching numbers. It took me a few hours, but I finally figured out what our dad’s thermostat password is. Now, for the first time in thirty five years I have some control over the indoor air temperature.

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Figured out mom’s thermostat password

She won’t tell me what the passcode is so I can even turn the air conditioning unit up or down.

It can be really difficult dealing with old family dynamics. I grew up in a household where our relationships weren’t exactly supportive and strong. In fact, we fought amongst ourselves more than anything else. My family was a continual source of chaos and upset when I was a child. It didn’t help that I had very authoritative parents who treated us like we were second-class citizens in their home. Unfortunately, things haven’t changed very much now that I am an adult. Even when I stay with my mom today she has strange rules about household policies, including the heating, cooling, and ventilation system. My mom has never allowed us to touch the thermostat in our entire life. When we were little kids she insisted that she made all of the air temperature control decisions. At the time, I understood because it was an adult responsibility to set the thermostat controls and manage the HVAC system health. Now that I’m an adult, however, I wish that I could have the option of adjusting the indoor air quality. Even when my mom is out of the house she doesn’t let me lay a hand on the indoor air quality control devices. I know that I’m not allowed to because she has a passcode installed on her thermostats. She won’t tell me what the passcode is so I can even turn the air conditioning unit up or down. Thank God, I’m good at guessing. A few weeks ago I sat down in front of the thermostat and started crunching numbers. It took me a few hours but I finally figured out what my mom’s thermostat password is. Now, for the first time in thirty years I have some control over the indoor air temperature.

 

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I collect space heaters all year for the shelter

Some people say that I have unusual hobbies.

Personally, I think that what I do is very normal if other people would just join in.

It’s not like I’m up to any illicit activities or I’m trying to change the world. I just like to go around and collect treasures that other people have thrown away without thinking twice. Yep, I’m one of those people who goes dumpster-diving and thrifting on a regular basis. If you haven’t been to a thrift store lately, let me tell you that you are missing out on awesome stuff. I love to go to my local second hand store and collect all of the useful items I can… Especially space heaters. This might seem like a strange thing to collect because some folks have a negative opinion of space heaters. I think that the old rudimentary portable heaters of many years ago scarred a lot of us. Literally. I know that there used to be a lot of trouble with space heaters causing burns and fires. At that time, the space heaters didn’t have any safety functions to stop them from overheating and burning down your home. That being said, to this day I believe that space heaters are incredibly useful. In fact, I normally have a collection of several dozen portable heaters by the end of the year. At that point, I take them all to my local shelter and donate them to provide additional heat to the facility. I know that local homeless shelters are always in need of additional heating implements and I’m happy to share my second hand treasures with them.

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Tree branch came down directly on AC

Sometimes I feel like I am cursed with bad luck.

I’m just one of those people who meets a lot of resistance around every turn.

I know that some people believe you create your own luck… But I have to vehemently hope that this isn’t the case. If I’m responsible for all of the bullshit that I go through, I must be in a real karmic bind. Recently, this was demonstrated to me once again after we had a massive storm blow through our area. Apparently, if it gets hot and humid enough outside we can experience these small and powerful thunderstorms that are called microbursts. I have never seen one of these powerful storms before the other day. The thunderstorm was just strong enough to blow down several branches in the yard while we cowered in the air conditioning inside. I was very glad to have high quality indoor air on our side because it was already extremely uncomfortable in that summer climate. We had been dealing with crazy heat and humidity for months already at that point. I was extremely excited for the air temperature to drop after this summer storm blew through. Unfortunately, I shouldn’t have been so stoked about the sudden air temperature change. Not only did the storm blow down several power lines in our area, but it also blew down a massive branch that landed directly on my air conditioning unit. After the Storm passed and power was restored in our area, we still didn’t have any air conditioning. The worst part of all I was realizing that the thunderstorm actually created more heat and humidity. I laid awake sweating all night and thought about my terrible luck as I figured out how to fund the air-conditioning replacement.

 

 

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Arrived late at the job, working overtime all week

You never know when traffic is going to be absolutely horrible in this city.

Some days it’s perfectly fine and other days it will hold you up for hours. This is a big problem for me as someone who has to drive back and forth two different jobs for my daily work. I’m not the sort of person who just commutes in the morning and then sits in an office all day. Instead, getting to the office is the first challenge of several transportation treks. After that, I go from home to home repairing heating and cooling systems for local residents. In general, I enjoy being a professional heating, cooling, and air quality control specialist. However, there are days when I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle because of the unpredictable traffic conditions. Recently, this was the case when I left one difficult heating and cooling repair job and ran into a massive traffic backup on my way to another HVAC service. Unfortunately, my team of fellow heating and cooling technicians was waiting for me at the next air quality control repair job. When I showed up over an hour late to the HVAC installation everyone was extremely angry with me. Not only did they harass me for the rest of the day while we tried to complete the indoor air handling device installation, but the punishment went on for the rest of the week. I have been stuck working the overnight emergency HVAC shift ever since my tardy arrival at the heating and cooling installation job. The sleepless nights really aren’t helping me to handle this traffic, either.

 

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