The only thing it seems I have control over is my HVAC these days

Do you ever feel like a sense of control in this world is absolutely just an illusion? I have that distinct feeling for certain.

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

There is so much distrust, dislike as well as anger. It’s as though it has come to be a free for all of snagging as much as you can with no regard for anybody else. That just doesn’t seem like the country I was born into as well as taught to love and respect. I can recall working for companies who unquestionably considered me as well as our family in their thinking. I have no such illusions these days. The most I appear to be able to control now is the temperature control unit in our household. There have been several cuts to our household budget in an effort to stay nimble as well as be able to ride out the economic wasteland of the last 10 years. We have been hit relatively hard where I live. There is no more manufacturing or wonderful blue collar work. I had been clinging to a supervisorial task for several years. But, that ended roughly a year ago when I was let go because of restructuring. It just boggles the mind. And forget about asking the government for any kind of assistance. I have only paid into the system for over 35 years so you’d think there’d be some level of help. But no help with health care or anything else for that matter. We are doing the best we can however it is just so bleak. At least I can still be somewhat cool in our dwelling during the summer by adjusting the temperature control for the HVAC system. When is that getting taken away I wonder?

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