I wouldn’t say that I’m inherently skilled at many things. I don’t know have a real life calling or any particular special areas in which I excel. That fact is making my life really difficult right now, as I try to learn how to juggle. I’ve been at it for two weeks now, and so far I’ve gotten as far as throwing all three balls up into the air successfully. Once they come down, however, I’m running for cover. I seriously can’t figure out how people keep their eyes and hands on all three at once and it’s driving me crazy. Why am I trying so hard to learn this niche skill, you ask? Well, because I have to join the local talent show and win if I ever want to sleep comfortably again. See, my home has contained a 20 year old HVAC system since I first moved in. The heating and cooling technology was severely outdated, but the furnace and AC worked well enough to keep my home semi-comfortable with only moderately high energy bills each month, so I let it slide for a long time. Last month, however, my old air conditioning system finally stopped chugging along once and for all. I haven’t been able to afford the entire AC replacement, let alone the furnace and thermostat, so I’ve been living without any modern temperature control ever since. Let me tell you, the building outdoor heat really manages to ruin my sleep every single night when I’m sweating through the sheets. I was pretty much at the end of my rope when I saw an advertisement for a local talent show in town at the grocery store. You won’t believe this, but the grand prize is brand new HVAC equipment and system installation from a new heating and cooling specialist in town! I’d better get coordinated, fast, if I want AC this summer.