So, we find ourselves in uncharted territory lately, right? When some people say that, they mean that we have never faced epidemics of disease before, but really that is not true. There have been many times when the world has been faced with deadly viruses and many deaths. What is uncharted is our response to this current pandemic. For the first time that I am aware of, we are quarantining healthy people, not just sick people. We are shutting down businesses, schools, and public buildings. People are losing their small businesses, people can’t go to work, and the world is topsy turvy. This has all been mandated by the government; we have had no choice. If you wanted to work to support yourselves and your family, too bad, you can’t. The government is forcing people into poverty. In response thus far, we have each received $1200. Whoopee! Now I can pay my mortgage for months! Not at all, right? What have I decided to do with the stimulus money? I have decided to repair my air conditioning. A couple of months ago, the HVAC service technician came out to the house because the air coming out of the a/c air vents felt kind of warm to me. He did what he called a “band-aid” fix because a full a/c repair would be quite a bit more expensive. He estimated that getting the complete a/c repair that I needed would, in fact, cost about $1100.00. Well, since I am still employed, at least for the time being, I am much more fortunate than others. I didn’t really have a spare grand to put toward the a/c before, but now I can use the stimulus money to get the air conditioning guy back out here to repair my system.