Getting some air conditioner maintenance soon

The days are getting really long now as we near the longest day of the year around June 21st. Today is June 4th so we are very close to it already with the sun setting around 9:30 pm and the daylight not fading away till almost 10:30 pm. I have noticed that I sleep a lot better in the winter though because I get to bed much earlier and sleep a lot better as a result. I will just have to tough it out though because there is not much I can do about the long days. Cooling down my room at night is important because when the weather is heating up like this my room can get unbearably hot for sleeping. I keep my room at 68 F and sleep really well when it is around that temp, but without any air in my room by the time morning comes it is close to 80 F from my body heating up the small bedroom. I have a good little mini split a/c unit that does a great job of cooling down the room but it is going to need some maintenance soon as it has been a while since the HVAC tech was out to service it. I noticed a small leak under the unit and am wondering if something is clogged or dirty, but I will leave that to the pro when they come out and take a look at the unit. I bet the cooling supplier will be able to fix it the same day they come out.



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The new heating technology is off the charts

Today is the 4th of June and I have to pay the rent tomorrow.

I am just sliding by each month because all of my money is sunk into stocks right now and will have to stay there because it is way way down.

I’ve never seen the market tank like this for so long and it has me wondering if it will ever recover. My stock was at $21 when I bought it, which miraculously was the highest it ever was to hit so far, and now I am sitting on shares worth a mere 24 cents. Fireplace cleaning and repairs is where I made all of my money over the years and on a whim I dumped it all into this HVAC company thinking it was going to make me a millionaire, which wasn’t the case sadly. So now I have 20K shares, which is worth about $5K, a mere shadow of the $400K it was worth when I bought it. My radiant heater repair tech told me not to sell no matter what or I could lose all of my HVAC tech savings and be regretting selling it in a few years. I will heed her advice and not sell and just hope that she is right and the thing recovers one day because losing almost half a million bucks is not sitting with me very well as you could imagine. There are a ton of new HVAC heating systems out there now on the market that I would love to buy, but with all of my cooling tech money wrapped up I will just have to wait a bit.

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Sleepy days with electric furnaces and a good book

I bought it a few months ago after my flatmate complained that she was too cold in her bedroom at night because I was running the main system to cool down the flat.

I do like the summertime with all of the energy the tourists bring to town, but after three months of flooded streets from all the visitors I enjoy when it slows down and the town gets quiet again. By the middle of September it is pretty much empty in town and will stay that way till the middle of June the following year. So it is really only super crowded the months of July and August, but when I say super crowded I am not doing it justice because it is like a circus here in town. My mini split air conditioner has been running already for the past month or so because my bedroom is constantly heating up as it is too small and heats up from my body heat. I bought it a few months ago after my flatmate complained that she was too cold in her bedroom at night because I was running the main system to cool down the flat. So I went to the HVAC company down the road and bought a small portable a/c system for my bedroom, which set me back just $230 and will pay for itself in no time because it has a really high SEER rating and uses much less power than the main HVAC system in the flat. I will have to run the main unit though when it gets really hot in the middle of July because my flatmate will be too hot at night for sleep. Anyway, I’m going to clean the washable filter and take a nap.


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Time for more ductwork repairs

I saw some buddies on the beach and life is good here in this little sleepy village. I like living in a small town because you don’t get lost in a sea of strangers every time you go out for a walk. Here you can go out of your flat and within a few minutes you’ll see many people you know or recognize and you don’t feel so alone like you can in some big cities. I am honing my skills in the band here and just living life, a very simple life I must add too. Space heater repairs keep me busy with my little local business where we sell and fix all kinds of furnaces and heating devices for the locals in town. Today will be a fun day with Bad Endings getting together to make some new songs for the town folks here. We will play near this big HVAC system beside the local business where we jam and record. I will have to go there first on my bike before my bandmate comes to make sure the spot is empty, and if it is then we will bring our gear and set it up to do a long recording session. The local contractor in town may come out and play bass guitar, which would be great because our songs are heating up and we need a bass to fill the bottom in. My keyboard buddy will be here in two months and then we will be set with our sound because he can make bass guitar sounds as well.


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A couple more heating technology stories

I will work for ten more minutes and then I have to eat something before I pass out.

I like a good Pink Lady apple with some kefir in the morning to wake me up and fuel me for a while for the morning.

I want to see how busy it is out there on the streets because yesterday was quite slow in our town for the month of June already being here. I bet a lot of people will come visit today because yesterday was a bit gray and rainy and it was pretty slow most of the day. Air conditioning is now a must pretty much all the time because the heat is now here, and air purification is also needed because there is a lot of pollen floating around from the oak trees that are blooming. I also take some allergy pills to combat my allergies but I don’t like to rely on them too much each day. I’d rather run my new HVAC air purifying system to keep the indoor air quality good in this flat. I am listening to our new songs and they make me smile while I am typing because they are kind of funny yet still sound pretty darn cool I must say. I like working as a cooling technician, along with playing in the band, because it gets me around some cool people while I work on their HVAC systems in their homes. I also get to tell people about our band and spread the word about the new sound we are making.

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Ready for some cold climate control

Working online this morning is a bit slow with my brain being in a fog from a heavy night of sleep.

  • Either that or my brain is sleepy from not sleeping enough, but I am not sure which it is so I will have to wait a bit and wake up first to tell.

Sometimes I sleep very well and wake up still dopey from being in such a deep sleep, while other nights I toss and turn and wake up feeling dopey as well. I hope it is the former because I need energy later for drumming. Working on the fireplace last night kept me up kind of late, but I want it not for heating the flat but for some good ambiance when my HVAC rep lady comes over tomorrow. She has been away working in another town and we haven’t seen each other for almost a week now. She was working on some furnace issues with one of our commercial HVAC customers and it took longer than she expected. It is funny how you get used to living with someone and when they are gone you feel a bit lost and lonely. But she’ll be here tomorrow in front of the fireplace with me eating some dinner and enjoying the natural climate control of the breeze that passes through our flat each night. It won’t be long though before that breeze is gone and the real heat comes in, which warrants the use of our main HVAC system to keep us cool for the hot summer season. It should be a fun one though.



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Keeping cool with good air con

I am plowing through my Sunday workday, a day when most people are reading the paper or chilling out on a beach somewhere.

But I work seven days a week and prefer it this way because it gives me structure each day and has a momentum of its own that makes it easy to repeat each day.

I woke up kind of early this morning with music going through my mind, which is pretty much the MO every morning and night when I am sleeping, or trying to. I guess music isn’t such a bad thing, but good climate control is a great thing in my room as my air conditioner keeps me cool and comfy so I can rest the best. I know that a cold sea swim is just around the corner and will wake me up quickly once I plop my warm body in the cold water. Then I’ll come back to my climate control and my work and knock it out in another hour in my office with its new ductwork system. We just had the ducts run to my office, which didn’t have any before, but it has been getting too hot in there to work so I got the duct installed recently. Now I have good heating and air in the office and the rest of the flat, keeping us all comfy with good indoor air quality. I have to get the unit serviced this coming month because it hasn’t been touched in a few years I bet. The HVAC tech is really good if it’s the same one as before.



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Working at the cooling corp today

This place reminds me a bit of my hometown where it is pretty much sunny every day of the year.

The only difference is here it is a lot cooler and has seasons, unlike back home where it is hot in the summer and a bit less hot in the winter.

I think the only cool months back home are January and February, other than that it is pretty much blazing hot year round. I moved here eight years ago to chase a dream and it has brought me so many fond memories and I’m happy I made the move. Heating and cooling corporations in town keep me busy doing air conditioning work and furnace repairs most of the year. But I only work about 15 hours a week so that I can put all my focus and energy into this music dream. Our band is pumping out songs at the HVAC business where we record in the back storeroom where the acoustics are great and nobody bothers us. We put out about five songs a month on average and by the end of the year will make our first album with the top ten songs from our set list. The HVAC contractor believes in us so much that he cut back our HVAC tech hours so we can pour our energy into this band and make the dream come true. What is the dream? To play in local businesses and travel to other towns doing shows and making people happy with our fun and original music, in climate controlled venues of course.
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Happy Sunday edition to that local business

We will play for about two hours tonight and I hope my shoulders are going to hold out and still be good tomorrow for the ductwork that I have to do all day

We want to thank the church store where the priest lives and lets us play music without being bothered by the cops. We have just one spot left where we can play music and they don’t stop us, which is in the back of the church where the pastor lives and the thrift store is located. The pastor is so good and told us to keep playing but to please not play really late, which is fine with us and besides, we don’t want to have a pastor mad at us, that wouldn’t be good. The local business where the priest lives above is open on weekdays and has good air conditioning where we can escape the heat when we are playing. We will play later today so I need to focus on my online work and get it done so I have it all finished before we head out on the street to jam. I work at the HVAC business tomorrow so we can’t stay up too late tonight playing by the local business where we love to play. We will play for about two hours tonight and I hope my shoulders are going to hold out and still be good tomorrow for the ductwork that I have to do all day. It isn’t easy working on air ducts if your shoulders hurt, so I can’t play too much tonight or tomorrow is going to be a long day working on the commercial HVAC system for a customer. I think the job will take two days and after that I can focus on the band again.


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Listening to funny songs and cooling down

I just spent the past hour and a half working on songs online and now I have to switch hats and start this work.

I’ll have to rest my eyes some because that was some intense screen time working on the songs this morning when I woke up.

Most of my energy goes into this band and who knows if it is going to go anywhere but you have to try right? We’re just making a whole bunch of songs and seeing which ones stick, which is the only way to really know which are good. My a/c system is now cooling me down while I do this work for the next few hours in my climate controlled office where I can work in peace. Music is like a big deep rabbit hole that consumes your whole life if you want it to, which is fine with me because it brings me joy. Working on heating and cooling systems at the HVAC business can be kind of boring when you’ve done it for so many years like I have, which is where music comes in. Music brings me hope and just makes me feel good, so why not do it all the time? My new contractor friend is just as consumed with it as I am while he tries to run the heating company and keep his band going. I guess eventually I’ll just do the music thing and will have to stop with the HVAC tech work and all the local business stuff so I can make this dream a reality.
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