There are some things in early life that can either make or break you. For instance, having unstable parents as a small child will lead to a load of troubles down the road in most cases. Similarly, having a super well adjusted mom and extensive supportive family members might just lead to giving you a sizable advantage later on in life. That’s how it has been for me, anyways, thanks to my excellent mom and her father, especially. Mom was the best at teaching me how to be financially responsible and stretch a buck.
My Grandpa was very handy and knew how almost everything in the house worked. Thanks to him, I do too, and he’s saved me thousands over time – heck, almost $1200, just last year. Our A/C system broke down, when it was very hot out that month – well over 80 degrees every day with awful humidity, and of course, our whole cooling system died I knew that I couldn’t afford to call out a professional Heating and Air Conditioning specialist during this heat stroke; because they were charging a lavish fee for their emergency services; With this in mind, I recalled all the lessons that grandad taught me out in the yard, hunched over the outdated central A/C unit.
He told me how the compressor and motor needed to be delicately cleaned and cared for. He taught me the dangers of freon, but and he walked me through the process of cleaning and inspecting my own air ducts for damages. With his wisdom on my side, I managed to repair my own cooling system. It only took a few days and a few extra trips to the hardware store.