At least I still have my HVAC for now

Do you ever feel as though a sense of control in this world is merely an illusion? I have that distinct feeling all the time.

Actually, it is rather challenging to even believe in the country I thought I knew. There is so much distrust, hatred and anger all over the place. It’s as though it has come to be a free for all of snagging as much as you can with no regard for the next guy. That just doesn’t seem anything like the country I was born into and taught to appreciate and respect. I can completely remember working for companies who truly considered me and my family in their strategic line of thinking. I have no such illusion these days. The most I can control now is the temperature control in my dwelling so I can adjust the cooling system or heating system. There have some major cuts to our household budget in an effort to stay nimble and be able to ride out the economic complications of the last 10 years. We have been hit relatively hard where I live. There is no more manufacturing or great blue collar work. I had been clinging to a supervisorial job for several years. But, that ended about a year back when I was unceremoniously let go because of “restructuring.” It just boggles the mind to be honest. And forget about asking the government for any kind of help. I have only paid into the system for roughly 35 years so you’d guess there’d be some level of assistance. But no help with health care or anything else for me. We are doing the best every one of us can but it is just so desolate. At least I can still be relatively cool in my beach dwelling while in the summer. When is that getting taken away?

 

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