It’s nice having so several siblings, especially since most of us are still in our hometown.
It’s a fairly big town in a state that is somewhere in the middle in terms of its population level overall.
Whenever there is a holiday dinner at our parents’ house, usually all the people in the family is able to attend. It’s nice having most of the immediate family within driving distance, especially if every one of us ever need something from one another. I care about doing a lot of the holiday cooking while our sister does most of the decorating at our parents’ house. My brother is a mechanical person. He works for a heating and cooling corporation installing air conditioner units and oil furnaces. In fact, our brother maintains and repairs our Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C program for myself and others at a reduced cost. He does it as a side task and I pay him under-the-table so he can make a little bit of money on the side that isn’t taxed. In return I get quality heating and cooling care at a tiny fraction compared to what I was paying with one of the few Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C companies in our neighborhood. He doesn’t rip myself and others off either. I try not to take our brother for granted and exchange our services as a cook, often sending him home with care packages that he can eat and care about with his wife. Recently I needed a current air conditioner unit and our brother helped myself and others option out a quality program to go in our house. After he ordered the equipment, he installed both the air conditioner unit and oil furnace. Thanks to our brother, our wife and I now have a much better heating and cooling program compared to what every one of us had before.