It seems everything is lost, except for my HVAC system

Do you ever feel like a sense of control in this world is mainly just an illusion? I have that distinct feeling always these days.

Actually, it is difficult to recognize the country I thought I knew.

There is too much distrust, hate plus anger. It’s as though it has come to be a free for all of snagging everything up with no regard for the other guy. That just doesn’t seem like the country I was born into plus taught to respect. I can entirely remember working for companies who actually seemed to consider me plus my family in their strategic way of thinking. I have no such illusion nowadays. Now it seems the only control I have is to adjust the temperature control for the heating and cooling system in my home. There have been so many cuts to our budget in an effort to stay afloat plus be able to ride out the economic disaster of the last 10 years. The group of us 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 task for years. But, that ended about a year ago when I was unfortunately let go because of restructuring. It just boggles the mind to be honest. And forget about asking the government for help. I have only paid into the system for more than 35 years so you’d guess there’d be some assistance. But no help with health care or anything else for the lot of us. The lot of us are doing the best we can however it is just so difficult. At least I can still be relatively cool in our beach property during the summer with the air conditioning. When is the A/C going to be taken away?