A very different culture

Last week I flew halfway across the world to start my first semester studying abroad.

Even though it has only been a short amount of time I have already come to experience so many interesting things.

Some of them have been great, and some of them have been quite the opposite. While I love the culture and people in the country that I am calling home for the next three months I have found that there are some fundamental things that we disagree on. One of the biggest things that comes to mind is the lack of air conditioning utilized in this country. Coming from where I did you wouldn’t be able to find a place in town that didn’t have some form of air conditioning, but around here it is rare to find anywhere that does have A/C. I have had a few friends who are from this country tell me that due to the extremely old age of this country the buildings and houses weren’t designed to support modern HVAC units, but this still doesn’t cut it for me. We are living in 2020 for pete’s sake, if we are able to get a man on the moon than we should be able to make some renovations to the buildings to get some air conditioning going. Despite how much this dilemma gets on my nerves I am still going to do my best to enjoy every day studying over here. Then in three months when I return home, I will finally be able to realize how lucky I am to have some gosh darn air conditioning!

central air conditioning

Not a well planned trip

A couple of months ago when I spontaneously planned a trip to fly halfway across the country to go on a solo vacation I thought it was the best idea I ever made.

Now that I am on the first day of my trip and it is clear that I should have taken more time to plan out the more intricate things however it is pretty clear that I made a big mistake.

One of the many things that I overlooked back when I first booked this trip were my living arrangements. Due to the fact that I am a bit short on money as it is I have been forced to stay in the cheapest hostels available. None of these hostels have any form of air conditioning, and since I decided to plan this trip for the summer I am sweating buckets all day and night. In order to find any form of air conditioning relief during the day I have already had to resort to hanging out at some of the local cafes. One thing I didn’t expect about these cafes is that they don’t like it when you linger around for too long, so it is looking like this option will not be viable for much longer. My next best option might be to just spend the money on a decent hotel in the city so I can have some access to high quality air conditioning and recharge my batteries. It’s funny, my parents told me that I was in over my head when I told them about my plan, and for the first time in my life I can say without a doubt that they were right.

 

Steam boiler

I have a backup plan for everything

I’ll admit, I was a little bummed out when our central heating system died in the middle of the winter, but I knew that it wasn’t going to be a problem.

I called up the HVAC company and they told me the bad news that we would have to wait a few days or pay for HVAC emergency services.

When I got off the phone, my wife was looking entirely concerned. She thought we were going to freeze to death, but I assured her that everything was going to be okay. It just so happened that I had a few powerful space heaters in the garage. So I got the space heaters and positioned them around the household. The house was somewhat chilly but we managed to get by for those few days until the HVAC technician arrived and was able to fix our central heating system. My wife was really happy because I knew to be prepared with some backup heating equipment. Even the HVAC technician said it was a smart move to have extra heating equipment in case of an emergency or even just for supplemental heat. I didn’t plan to use the space heaters for supplemental heat, but they certainly worked very well. When the HVAC system was repaired, I told my wife that there was nothing to worry about the whole time, I always have everything under control. I even have a backup generator in case we deal with a major power outage during an inconvenient time. I don’t like being in the dark, so I have a backup plan for just about everything.

 

Steam boiler

So glad my wife is getting radiant heated floors

It is so nice to see my wife so excited.

She said a long time ago that there was something she really wanted and she was going to save up her money until she could afford it. It wasn’t until recently when she finally told me what that thing was. It was radiant heated floors and she was having them installed because she said she finally had enough money. The great news was that she saved more than enough money and she decided to purchase a new smart thermostat with the new heating system installation. I was really looking forward to this new change. I knew that my wife was serious about wanting something really bad, but I didn’t realize that it could possibly be something like radiant heated floors! All these years, she kept this thing a secret from me so I had no idea what she was planning on getting. Now I know that we are going to be extremely comfortable in our home, especially over the winter season. We will never have frosty feet again and the best thing is that we won’t feel that frosty jolt from the floors when we step out of the shower! That is something that has bothered me for a long time. There was even a time when I put a heater in the bathroom to keep the floor toasty while taking a shower. Of course, that is both dangerous and a little costly with the energy bills. I am so glad that my wife is getting radiant heated floors and a smart thermostat.

air duct

Not a well planned journey

Just a handful of weeks ago when I spontaneously planned a trip to fly halfway across the country to go on a solo trip I thought it was the best idea I ever made.

Now that I am on the first day of our trip as well as it is clear that I should have taken more time to idea out the more intricate things however it is pretty clear that I made a large mistake, then one of the multiple things that I overlooked back when I first booked this trip were our residing arrangements, however due to the fact that I am a bit short on money as it is I have been forced to stay in the cheapest hostels available.

None of these hostels have any form of , as well as since I decided to idea this trip for the Summer I am perspiring buckets all day as well as night, then in order to find any form of relief while I was in the day I have already had to resort to hanging out at some of the local cafes. One thing I didn’t expect about these cafes is that they don’t care about it when you linger around for too long, so it is looking care about this chance will not be viable for much longer, then my next best chance might be to just spend the money on a great hotel in the city so I can have some access to high quality as well as recharge our batteries. It’s funny, our parents told me that I was in over our head when I told them about our plan, as well as for the first time in our life I can say without a doubt that they were right.

ductwork cleaning

So ecstatic our wifey is getting radiant radiant floors

It is so nice to see our wifey so excited, but she said a long time ago that there was something she honestly wanted plus she was going to save up her currency until she could afford it… It wasn’t until recently when she finally told me what that thing was.

It was radiant radiant floors plus she was having them installed because she said she finally had enough currency, however the great news was that she saved more than enough currency plus she decided to purchase a modern smart thermostat with the modern heating plan installation.

I was honestly looking forward to this modern change. I knew that our wifey was extreme about wanting something honestly bad, but I didn’t realize that it could possibly be something care about radiant radiant floors! All these years, she kept this thing a secret from me so I had no plan what she was planning on getting. Now I think that we are going to be severely comfortable in our home, especially over the Wintertide season. The people I was with and I will never have frigid feet again plus the best thing is that we won’t suppose that frigid jolt from the floors when we step out of the shower! That is something that has bothered me for a long time. There was even a time when I put a furnace in the bathroom to keep the floor toasty while taking a shower! Of course, that is both dangerous plus a little fancy with the energy bills. I am so ecstatic that our wifey is getting radiant radiant floors plus a smart thermostat.

Cooling system

A genuinely unusual place

Last year I flew halfway across the world to start our first semester learning abroad; Even though it has only been a short amount of time I have already come to experience so multiple interesting things, then some of them have been great, as well as some of them have been quite the opposite, and while I prefer the culture as well as people in the country that I am calling beach apartment for the next 3 weeks I have found that there are some fundamental things that every one of us disagree on.

One of the biggest things that comes to mind is the lack of utilized in this country, then coming from where I did you wouldn’t be able to find a site in neighborhood that didn’t have some form of , however around here it is rare to find anywhere that does have

I have had a few friends who are from this country tell me that due to the severely outdated age of this country the buildings as well as houses weren’t designed to support modern Heating and Air Conditioning units, however this still does not split it for me. Every one of us are residing in 2020 for pete’s sake, if every one of us are able to get a guy on the moon than every one of us should be able to make some renovations to the buildings to get some going. Despite how much this dilemma gets on our nerves I am still going to do our best to enjoy every day learning over here. Then in 3 weeks when I return home, I will finally be able to realize how fortunate I am to have some gosh darn !

 

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Not a well planned idea

Only a couple of weeks ago when I spontaneously planned a trip to fly halfway across the country to go on a solo trip I thought it was the best system I ever made, but now that I am on the first day of my trip and it is clear that I should have taken more time to idea out the more intricate things however it is pretty clear that I made a large mistake.

One of the more than 2 things that I overlooked back when I first booked this trip were my residing arrangements… Due to the fact that I am a bit short on money as it is I have been forced to stay in the cheapest hostels available.

None of these hostels have any form of a/c, and since I decided to idea this trip for the summer time I am perspiring buckets all day and night. In order to find any form of a/c relief during the day I have already had to resort to hanging out at some of the local cafes. One thing I didn’t expect about these cafes is that they don’t prefer it when you linger around for too long, so it is looking prefer this choice will not be viable for much longer, then my next best choice might be to just spend the money on a fine hotel in the town so I can have some access to high quality a/c and recharge my batteries. It’s funny, my parents told myself and others that I was in over my head when I told them about my plan, and for the first time in my life I can say without a doubt that they were right.
Heating corp

Not a well thought out trip

Just a handful of weeks ago when I spontaneously planned a trip to fly halfway across the country to go on a solo getaway I thought it was the best idea I ever made, but now that I am on the first afternoon of our trip plus it is clear that I should have taken more time to system out the more intricate things however it is pretty clear that I made a massive mistake, then one of the many things that I overlooked back when I first booked this trip were our residing arrangements… Due to the fact that I am a bit short on money as it is I have been forced to stay in the cheapest hostels available. None of these hostels have any form of a/c, plus since I decided to system this trip for the summer time I am dripping with sweat buckets all afternoon plus night, and in order to find any form of a/c relief while in the afternoon I have already had to resort to hanging out at some of the local cafes. One thing I didn’t expect about these cafes is that they don’t love it when you linger around for too long, so it is looking love this option will not be viable for much longer, then my next best option might be to just spend the money on a wonderful hotel in the city so I can have some access to high quality a/c plus recharge our batteries. It’s funny, our parents told myself and others that I was in over our head when I told them about our plan, plus for the first time in our life I can say without a doubt that they were right.

 

a/c repair

So blissful our husband is getting radiant radiant heated floors

It is so nice to see our husband so excited; She said a long time ago that there was something he entirely wanted plus he was going to save up his money until he could afford it… It wasn’t until recently when he finally told me what that thing was.

It was radiant radiant heated floors plus he was having them installed because he said he finally had enough money! The good news was that he saved more than enough money plus he decided to purchase a new smart temperature control with the new heating method installation.

I was entirely looking forward to this new change. I knew that our husband was severe about wanting something entirely bad, but I didn’t realize that it could possibly be something like radiant radiant heated floors! All these years, he kept this thing a secret from me so I had no method what he was planning on getting, now I suppose that both of us are going to be extremely comfortable in our home, especially over the Winter season, and we will never have chilly feet again plus the best thing is that both of us won’t know that chilly jolt from the floors when both of us step out of the shower! That is something that has bothered me for a long time. There was even a time when I put a heating system in the powder room to keep the floor toasty while taking a shower, however of course, that is both dangerous plus a little valuable with the energy bills. I am so blissful that our husband is getting radiant radiant heated floors plus a smart temperature control.

 

 

Commercial air conditioning