Beggars can’t be choosers, so I am trying to keep positive plus look on the bright side of things; my 2020 was a serious disaster to say the least, and COVID put my employers out of business, which meant I lost my income as well.
Shortly after that, I lost my house, plus for a while I was at loose ends.
Trying to find a task or a location to live in the middle of a pandemic was not easy; finally an old college neighbor decided to let myself and others live at his home until I got on my feet… However it’s rustic, to put it nicely, with spotty electricity, weak plumbing, plus no central heating, ventilation, plus A/C system. There is no a/c at all, plus the heat comes from a sizable natural gas tank buried in the yard. These are not the conditions I am used to, but as I said, I have no choice; however, at least this time of the year I don’t need to worry about a/c, because the Winter time provides more cooling than I need! I do miss my smart control unit, though, or being able to make it as comfy as possible with a click on my cell phone. Natural gas not only fuels the heater, but also the stove plus the water boiler, so all of my eggs are in the same basket. I don’t appreciate the aroma of natural gas, so whenever I am not cooking, bathing, or using the heater, I regularly shut off the main valve to the tank. I keep telling myself this is all temporary plus will be over soon.