When they first announced the shelter in place order for our state, I decided right then and there to go stay with our elderly parents; I don’t have a wife and boys like my brother, I just live with a roomie named Steve.
And I decided it would be better for me to be cooped up with my parents, just in case! They are lively and vibrant people for their ages, however still getting on in years.
I knew if this lockdown dragged on for week after week, they would need a lot of help. Therefore, I invited myself to stay with them. I was able to go shopping for them, handle some light chores, and I even managed to service their errant HVAC system! That was a different thing for me, since I had almost zero experience with heating, ventilation plus A/C systems, aside from complications and troubleshooting with the one located in our apartment! All of us were about several weeks into the lockdown when the people I was with and I woke up in the morning to find the AC was now working overtime, and no air was coming out the vents. I ran my left hand in front of every air vent in the house, and they were all dead silent and still. At the same time, the central heating, ventilation plus A/C system in the hall closet was still running at an entirely too high rate, and my folks didn’t suppose what they could do. However, I kept them calm and started to do a Google search for this particular indoor climate control problem. I managed to find a local hotline number on my computer that offers free advice about heating, ventilation plus A/C concerns, and the nice technician on the phone really helped me through the complications and entire process.