We are staying cool

My dad and uncle both taught me to always be mindful of my limits. This wasn’t implying that I shouldn’t attempt to do anything I’ve never successfully done before, but instead it implied that I shouldn’t walk straight into any challenge and expect success on the first try. As someone who has subsequently left their own car on cinder blocks in an attempt to rotate the tires, I can tell you that I have a habit of being “in too deep” with a car or home repair before realizing I need professional assistance. Despite countless instances of me overestimating myself, I still haven’t learned to simply skip the “I can do it” step and go straight to calling a professional to handle what I need done. For another example, I purchased a ductless mini-split system to use for my garage. I’ve recently converted my 2-car garage into a home gym, so I wanted to introduce some kind of cooling system to make my training sessions more bearable. While I was told that the installation of this system was simple enough for most people to do it on their own, a small part of me felt that I might have a hard time and should just call a professional. Still, I rushed into it as I always do, and within three hours of attempting to install the system, I gave up and thumbed through my phone book for a licensed heating and air conditioning repair and installation team. I fortunately found a guy who specialized in the installation and upkeep for ductless mini-splits, and he said he would be available to help with the installation later this week. I’m excited to have a real HVAC service specialist at my home, and I’m even more excited that the specialist will be able to make sense of the countless cables and directions for installation! As I said, there’s just some times where you shouldn’t attempt to handle something that you aren’t trained to do.

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