Growing up, I never had to learn how to do anything.
My thrifty dad took care of the house, including the repairs.
I wasn’t responsible for anything in life until I left home and started to learn what being a “real adult” was like; To be honest, I wish that I had learned a lot sooner how to do things, and the right mindset to have when it comes to caring for your belongings. This is one of the reasons why I’m sitting here, frigidly cold, completely unable to manage my home’s air temperature. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had an HVAC before. It had a full thermostat, forced air oil furnace, and central cooling component at this house, but I never learned a single thing about it. I never knew I had to! Instead, I knew touching the thermostat would change the indoor air temperature, and the rest of the system just worked itself out. Now, as a grown-up, I know systems require regular maintenance. I found this out way too late, when my HVAC broke down. Instead of my parents teaching me about HVAC management, I had to learn about it from the specialist who diagnosed my system and called it “toast.” I sure wish I had known better before getting into this chilly situation.