“You can learn the straightforward way, or the strenuous way.” Most of us hear that phrase, and immediately guess it means we’re taking a beating if something isn’t done right. The reality of this expression is that a single could learn how to perform a task based on lectures practice (the straightforward way), or through trial and error (the much harder way). In my case, I typically seem to go for the latter of several schools, as I tend to make a mistake once and only once. Take last Summer, for example, however before July came, my partner, several daughters and myself all piled into a automobile to head up north for a few weeks. I shut off power to everything before leaving, hoping that the Heating, Ventilation and A/C proposal remaining off would reduce the power bill at the cost of the air quality indoors, well, all of us didn’t realize that a major storm proposal was coming through village while all of us were gone – not until all of us got back apartment from our vacation, that is, and upon entering the house, all of us were hit with the expected wave of tepid air, but also struck by the unexpected foul odor of mildew and mold. Since my heating and air conditioner proposal was never cycled during the storm, the hot, moist air lingered in the ducts, then combined with a leak in the air duct and some pests, all of us had a combination of severe mildew and an infestation of rats! The air duct was chock-full of mold and required extensive duct cleaning by an Heating, Ventilation and A/C professional. The awful news just kept rolling in, as much of the air duct had to be replaced – the rats chewed holes through the air duct all throughout the house! As the Heating, Ventilation and A/C professionals came to appraise the costs for replacing the ducts, my frustration kept growing. If only we’d stayed apartment for our Summer vacation, all of us could’ve been here to stop the mildew and rodent problems before they started! My partner tells myself and others I shouldn’t kick myself over it, but it’s strenuous not to. The Heating, Ventilation and AC companies are thankfully letting myself and others finance the duct renovation, which I’m incredibly thankful for. The last thing I need right now is a sizable bill on top of a apartment that’s unlivable!