I helped out while my parents were looking for work

People were surprised that a youngster like me was able to help them improve their energy bills and solve a few of their HVAC problems

I was terribly upset when I learned that both of my parents lost their jobs. I guess it had something to do with the poor economy and evidently a lot of people were being laid off. It wasn’t that I was angry with them or anything, it wasn’t their fault. But it was still very upsetting to say the least. We were facing a very serious issue with our stability. They owned our house and they were actually talking about selling the place and trying to live in an area that was more affordable for us. I thought this was crazy talk. I had friends in the neighborhood and I didn’t want to just give it all away because of this unfortunate change in circumstances. I thought about everything I could do and I started mowing lawns, doing yard work, and helping people fix things. I actually learned a thing or two about working on HVAC systems from my grandfather, so I always offered to help with HVAC system maintenance. People were surprised that a youngster like me was able to help them improve their energy bills and solve a few of their HVAC problems. I have to admit though, one of the main problems was the fact that people were forgetting to change their air filters! Seriously! It was something so easy yet people were thankful when I had their HVAC equipment running better. I also was paid hefty amounts here and there because people said they were actually saving money by not having to call the HVAC repair guy. This money I made helped us to keep afloat while my parents were looking for work.

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