I love my parents, but at times I think they like making life hard for themselves.
- They are the sort of people who never throw anything out.
My parents will only get rid of an appliance is an expert says there is no way to fix it. Otherwise, they’d rather pay lots of repair bills than replace an aging appliance. As a kid, I always had to struggle to get new things. Most of my clothes were hand-me-downs from my older siblings. Even my toys and bike had belonged to them. This went on until I started working and could warm money to buy myself what I wanted. Now as an adult, not much has changed with my parents. I spoke with them last week and knew the AC was giving them a hard time. Mom was fanning herself and dad looked so sweaty. We have this old AC unit that has been in that house for almost 2 decades. They’ve taken good care of the unit and have an AC professional service it every year. But, there’s only so long such a unit can last before needing a replacement. Eventually, my parents had to admit the AC was no longer serving their needs. The last AC professional they called to the house said there was no need to charge them for more repairs. It was time to move into modern times and get an energy efficient AC unit. My parents complained about the cost of such units being too high, but I wasn’t worried because I knew they could afford it. Plus, my siblings and I are always willing to lend a hand whenever they need us to do so.