I have found that l acquired things the strenuous way all my life. Back in grade school, I entirely had to repeat the 8th grade all over again because our grades were so awful. Now that was embarrassing! I was such an embarrassment to myself and my family, and our parents… hoo boy, they were none too pleased with me for a long time! I don’t think it was because I was stupid – well, not entirely, as I wasn’t that motivated to push myself. I didn’t even attend college after high school, as I didn’t want to have to worry about student loans and possibly fail, or worse yet, get nowhere with a degree! I have some friends who said that even with their college degrees and 4.0 grade point averages, they couldn’t find any decent jobs! So, I have an okay job without a degree. It pays the rent and everything else, but not much else. Even with the location I rent, I ran into a pretty serious issue! I failed to rotate out the air filters in the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C system recently, and the plan failed on me not long after. I called the property owner to take care of the problem, but he discovered that I didn’t bother to change the air filters! He wasn’t very pleased with me either, and reminded me of my parents as he was yelling at me for hours! He was so mad because he had to call the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C company to take care of this absolutely overpriced repair. I felt terrible for that, though the fact of the matter was that I truthfully didn’t know a thing about Heating, Ventilation, and A/C service! I mean, he could have told me about it and after that, I would have taken care of it as needed. Ultimately, I don’t feel it was my fault at all! Well, it’s just another one of those things I have had to learn the strenuous way, instead of learning from observation. When I eventually buy a place of my own, at least I will make sure I know a little bit about Heating, Ventilation, and A/C service! At a minimum, I’ll make sure I know how to change out the air filters.