Money sure got tight for us this past year.
I think a pandemic will do that.
Both my wifey plus I were blessed to keep our tasks but we had to work from home in the The two of us also had to take pay cuts that were pretty steep. That meant a whole lot of belt tightening when it came to expenses. The first thing we did was to only spend on essentials. That was a fantastic start. And then I started targeting things that could save us currency. One thing that we had been meaning to address for some time was the heating plus cooling costs. Well really, more the Heating plus A/C cooling costs. The two of us live in a region where we have a heat pump that provides our heating plus cooling. However, our Winter time is certainly mild so the heat pump doesn’t have to do much work in the heating department. But come early Spring, the Heating plus A/C cooling kicks on. By the time Summer gets here, the heat pump is running night plus day. So last year, we decided to certainly be disciplined in our temperature control setting since were were at home anyway. This ended up saving us hundreds of dollars. That was great until we had an Heating plus A/C issue that required a repair. The two of us almost went with a local handyman to save currency. But neither of us felt right about anybody but a licensed plus certified Heating plus A/C professional messing with our heat pump. Cost cutting should come at the expense of taking care of essential Heating plus A/C equipment. So we called the Heating plus A/C supplier plus made the appointment for the repair.