It’s amazing to me how much time people spend in America taking care of their things. It seems like all of my friends are always working at their jobs or on their houses or cars. Where I live overseas I rent, so the landlord takes care of the house maintenance and I don’t even own a car. I have a lot of free time because I don’t have to repair things like HVAC equipment or car problems, so I end up just doing the things that bring me joy and happiness. I really don’t want to own a car ever again in my life, people place way too much importance on a metal box which takes you places. I remember my air conditioning breaking down in my car and driving around for a month in the sweltering heat just trying not to pass out. I made a contraption with a piece of cardboard that I would hold out of the window to cool me down as I drove. Maybe the HVAC technology in cars is better now and doesn’t break down so much. I am happy just riding my bike around town where I live overseas, knowing that I am not spending any money on maintenance, gas, or car insurance. I’ve got my bills down to $1000 a month for everything including money for food each month. I work at the local business doing HVAC consultation and helping people choose the right smart thermostat for their needs. I think I work about 12 to 15 hours a week, which is the ideal amount for me.

Dealing with all sorts of home and HVAC maintenance



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