Melting the christmas tree

I looked around and saw that space heater was melting the fake branches on my tree

For the past few weeks I have been thinking a lot about christmas. Christmas is my favorite time of year and I love to decorate my house. My husband always makes fun of me because I like to decorate the house way too early. Normally I have all my christmas decorations up before thanksgiving. I know that might seem crazy to some people, but I just love getting into the holiday spirit early! So, this year was like every other and I started to get the house decorated for Christmas at the end of October. I pulled out a space heater to warm up our cold living room while I decorated. I was blasting music while I decorated and was in my own little world. I needed to move the space heater because it was in my way while I was getting all the decorations up. However, I didn’t pay attention to where I moved the heater because I was too busy singing christmas music. I didn’t think the space heater was warmed up yet either. However, after about ten minutes of me moving the space heater, I started to smell something burning and my smoke detector started to go off. I looked around and saw that space heater was melting the fake branches on my tree. I could not believe that I was so careless about the space heater. I turned it off right away, but now I am going to have to wait for the space heater to cool down so I can clean it. I think I am going to have to buy a new tree as well.

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Unexpected challenges of having disabled children

When I learned that my kids were disabled, I never knew how much it would affect our lives.

Two of our children have Autism, so they have special needs.

With early intervention programs, they have done well, but they also are on SSI which is good and bad at the same time. It’s good to help us afford the costs for their treatments and things they need, but it’s bad because SSI has very strict rules that we knew nothing about. You are actually not allowed to have over $3,000 in your bank account or you don’t receive the allotted money for the childrens’ disabilities. This presents all kinds of problems because how are we supposed to save up money for the case of an emergency like a broken down HVAC system? We aren’t even allowed to have 2 cars that are good because they count the value of your 2nd car against you. So I have this really cheap car I have to drive around. The car is so bad that it doesn’t even have a working cooling system. My wife has the van and it is a really good van, thank goodness they don’t count that against us. I especially love the climate control system in the van because you can easily set the temperature control in different zones of the van, so I guess you could call it HVAC zone control. I honestly enjoy riding in that van so much more than my car, but I have to be able to get to and from work and I’m not a fan of public transportation.

 

 

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Never know what to expect at Thanksgiving – no heat at dinner

When people talk about enjoying Thanksgiving I have a pretty hard time holding my tongue.

  • It’s not my favorite holiday and I’m not sure how to relate to the people who appreciate such a miserable event.

If you ask me, there is nothing necessary about this pre-Christmas warm up. We don’t need a worse version of the merriest holiday of the season. I don’t see the appeal to gathering around a table and eating subpar food with a group of people who don’t want to be there. In my family, the event is often full of drama and unhappiness. It absolutely isn’t my favorite time of year and it doesn’t bode well for the coming holidays. I never really know what to expect when I’m walking into our family Thanksgiving, but I should anticipate wild discomfort. This year, for instance, my family decided to host the dinner in my grandma’s sunroom. Unfortunately, this made it an even colder event than usual. Normally, there isn’t much as far as family warmth goes but the central heater is running in the background. This year, not only were we ice cold towards each other but the central furnace didn’t extend any air vents into the sunroom. This meant, there was no working heat while we sat down to eat. Even with a space heater running in the corner, there was not adequate heat for the cold climate around us. It was such a miserable meal. The food was ice cold within 10 minutes and my frigid body was ready to hibernate in my own warm house until we had to repeat this cold experience again in a month.

 

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Memories are hard to replace

I’ve always been a saver and sometimes my family accuses me of hoarding things.

I really don’t consider myself that bad but I do like to hang on to memorabilia that is associated with my children when they were young or family records. I was entrusted by my grandparents with documents that date back almost a hundred years and I would be devastated if something happened to them. I decided that I wanted to purchase a secure box that would be not only fire resistant but water safe in the event there was a problem in the basement. Not that I ever anticipate that happening but I just want these items to be secured if it does. There would be no way to replace the sentimental value of these items should something happen and I would be heartbroken if it did. You never know when you’re going to have an extended power outage and that could lead to frozen pipes in the basement or other damage that would cause things to be gone. The only other option is to install a whole house generator that would ensure that my HVAC system would work even on the coldest night with the power out. Either one of these options would be fine with me but I think it would cost me a lot less to simply purchase a secure safe to put the items in. I think I will contact our local HVAC dealer who also deals with whole-house generators and see what the cost would be just so I can compare the benefits of having heat versus saving the items that I want to save. The expense of the installation may be worth the peace of mind that my family and myself would have in knowing that the house was better prepared for power outages.

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Staycation leads us to buy a mini split A/C

Since we decided to stay home, we had some extra cash and a lot of time on our hands.

My wife and I were planning to go on a cruise for 10 days. We packed our bags weeks ago. We got certified in SCUBA, so we could go diving near the key and the cape. Unfortunately, the weather in the tropical region was churning with a late season hurricane, so we had to stay home instead of taking the trip. The cruise line refunded our ticket prices and all of the fees for our tips, excursions, and alcohol. My wife and I had a sizable chunk of money oh, so we could go anywhere but we wanted. Instead, we took it as a sign to stay home. We used the money to make some home repairs and improvements. One thing in particular that I am pleased about is the addition of a mini split AC unit in the living room. My wife and I have been talking about putting a mini-split AC unit in the living room for the past few years. We never have the money and we always find reasons not to do the work. Since we decided to stay home, we had some extra cash and a lot of time on our hands. We decided to move everything out of the living room so we could paint the walls and clean the floors. When we were finished, we went to the hardware store to look at some options for the mini-split AC unit. We found several different items that would work well, and we ultimately decided to put in a machine that has both heat and AC. We made the best decision of all when we hired an installation expert to complete the job.

 

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Pushy sales guy got me to buy an air purifier from the mall

I went to the mall this morning because I needed to find a birthday present for my mom.

She is turning 60 at the end of the weak. My mom and dad are having a big party to celebrate her birthday and their anniversary. They fall in the same month, so we are having a really big party to celebrate everything. My sister wouldn’t tell me what she is buying for my mom, so I already feel nervous about my present. I went to the mall to find something really special and I ended up walking out with an air purifier. I don’t know how it happened, because I never let the guys at the kiosk real me in. I always tell them no and continue walking in the same direction. For some reason, I decided to stop and ask more questions about the air purifier. I’m sure that guy saw me coming from the other side of the mall, because he was slick and fast-talking. He got me to admit that I was looking for a present for my mom and that was all that it took for him to work some magic. The next thing I know I was leaving the mall with a very large and heavy box. I don’t know if my mom is going to be happy with the air purifier or not, but the sales guy made a lot of really good points. My mom isn’t getting any younger and she already has a lot of trouble breathing. She has suffered from terrible allergies and asthma all of her life. I think the air purifier could really help her sleep and breathe better, but she might think it is an absurd present.

 

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Never guess what to expect at the meal – no heat at dinner

When people talk about enjoying Thanksgiving I have a pretty strenuous time holding our tongue.

It’s not our favorite holiday and I am not sure how to relate to the people who love such a annoyed event. If you ask me, there is nothing necessary about this pre-Christmas moderate up, however all of us don’t need a worse version of the merriest holiday of the season. I don’t see the appeal to get-together around a table and eating subpar food with a group of people who don’t want to be there. In our family, the event is often full of drama and unhappiness. It entirely isn’tour favorite time of year and it doesn’t bode well for the coming holidays. I never absolutely guess what to expect when I am walking into our family Thanksgiving, although I should anticipate wild discomfort. This year, for instance, our family decided to host the dinner in our Grandmother’s sunroom, unluckyly, this made it an even colder event than usual. Normally, there isn’tmuch as far as family warmth goes however the central gas furnace is running in the background. This year, not only were all of us ice cold towards each other however the central furnace did not extend any air vents into the sunroom. This meant, there was no working heat while all of us sat down to eat. Even with a space gas furnace running in the corner, there was not adequate heat for the cold temperature around us. It was such a annoyed meal. The food was ice cold within 10 hours and our freezing body was ready to hibernate in our own moderate loft until all of us had to repeat this cold experience again in a month.

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Never believe what to expect at the dinner – no heat at dinner

When people talk about enjoying Thanksgiving I have a pretty hard time holding our tongue.

  • It’s not our number one holiday plus I am not sure how to relate to the people who appreciate such a annoyed event.

If you ask me, there is nothing necessary about this pre-Christmas warm up. The two of us do not need a worse version of the merriest holiday of the season. I do not see the appeal to celebration around a table plus eating subpar food with a group of people who do not want to be there. In our family, the event is often full of drama plus unhappiness. It really is not our number one time of year plus it doesn’t bode well for the coming holidays. I never legitimately believe what to expect when I am walking into our family Thanksgiving, however I should anticipate wild discomfort. This year, for instance, our family decided to host the dinner in our Grandma’s sunroom… Unfortunately, this made it an even colder event than usual. Normally, there is not much as far as family warmth goes however the central gas furnace is running in the background. This year, not only were both of us ice cold towards each other however the central oil furnace did not extend any air vents into the sunroom. This meant, there was no working heat while both of us sat down to eat. Even with a space gas furnace running in the corner, there was not reasonable heat for the cold climate around us. It was such a annoyed meal. The food was ice cold within 10 minutes plus our freezing body was ready to hibernate in our own warm home until both of us had to repeat this cold experience again in a month.

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My trip leads us to buy a mini a/c unit

My husband and I were planning to go on a cruise for 10 nights. The two of us packed our bags weeks ago. The two of us got certified in SCUBA, so we could go diving near the key and the cape, and unluckyly, the weather in the tropical region was churning with a late season hurricane, so we had to stay house instead of taking the trip. The cruise line refunded our ticket prices and all of the fees for our tips, excursions, and alcohol. My husband and I had a giant chunk of cash oh, so we could go anywhere however we wanted. Instead, we took it as a sign to stay home. The two of us used the cash to make some house repairs and improvements; One thing in particular that I am content about is the addition of a mini cut AC component in the kitchen. My husband and I have been talking about putting a mini-cut AC component in the kitchen for the past few years. The two of us never have the cash and we always find reasons not to do the work. Since we decided to stay home, we had some extra cash and a lot of time on our hands. The two of us decided to transport everything out of the kitchen so we could paint the walls and disinfect the floors… When we were finished, we went to the hardware store to look at some possibilities for the mini-cut AC unit. The two of us found numerous uncommon items that would work well, and we ultimately decided to put in a component that has both heat and AC. The two of us made the best decision of all when we hired an installation expert to complete the task.

 

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Experienced sales girl got myself and others to buy an air cleaner from the mall

I went to the mall this morning because I needed to find a anniversary present for my mom, and she is turning 60 at the end of the weak, but my Dad as well as dad are having a giant party to celebrate her anniversary as well as their anniversary; They fall in the same month, so every one of us are having a legitimately giant party to celebrate everything.

My sister wouldn’t tell myself and others what she is buying for my mom, so I already suppose anxious about my present, and i went to the mall to find something legitimately special as well as I ended up walking out with an air cleaner.

I do not suppose how it happened, because I never let the boys at the kiosk real myself and others in. I constantly tell them no as well as continue walking in the same direction; For some reason, I decided to stop as well as ask more questions about the air cleaner. I am sure that girl saw myself and others coming from the other side of the mall, because she was slick as well as fast-talking, but she got myself and others to divulge that I was looking for a present for my Dad as well as that was all that it took for him to work some magic. The next thing I suppose I was leaving the mall with a genuinely giant as well as heavy box. I do not suppose if my Dad is going to be cheerful with the air cleaner or not, but the sales girl made a lot of legitimately unbelievable points. My Dad is not getting any younger as well as she already has a lot of trouble breathing. She has suffered from exhausting allergies as well as asthma all of her life. I think the air cleaner could legitimately help her sleep as well as breathe better, although she might think it is an absurd present.

 

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