I learned a lot over the last couple of years.
Something like the pandemic has a way of forcing yourself to take a hard look at just how you’re living your life.
Working from home inside the quality heating and air of my house gave me plenty of time to reflect. I noted right away that I was getting far more work done in less time. I like working inside the zone controlled HVAC of the office but there sure are plenty of distractions. And I tend to be one of those colleagues that most people come to when they need something. I don’t know if that’s because I’m a nice guy or because I actually know what I’m doing. Either way, I sure didn’t miss all the interruptions not to mention all the useless meetings. Our company has this penchant for dragging out what could be done in an hour over a half day with a catered lunch. It’s a waste of money, manpower and time if you as me. Another thing about the pandemic was that it forced me to take a real look at my finances. With the pay cuts we had to take, I had to really examine my budget. I almost dropped the HVAC service plan that I pay for each year. The HVAC service plan includes heating maintenance in the fall followed by an air conditioning tune up in the spring among other benefits. I thought perhaps that I could use that money elsewhere. But once I slept on that thought, I came to my senses. The HVAC equipment is too essential to my life to cut out the HVAC maintenance just to save money.