It’s like you get so close to a goal and yet, it’s still seems just so far away still.
- That’s exactly where I find myself at the end of another summer inside a sweltering apartment.
Same apartment, same really not great HVAC cooling. I’ve danced this dance for summer after summer since I got out of college. And honestly, it’s not just this particular apartment. I’ve been in 3 different rental situations since I graduated college and they all had pretty substandard HVAC equipment. But then again, I guess you get what you pay for applies to heating and cooling as well. The apartments I can afford don’t come with much amenities at all much less updated residential HVAC. The reason I spend what I do on my housing is that I’m desperately trying to save enough money to get off this apartment merry go round. And that’s not an easy task given college loans, living expenses and everything else that you have to pay for as an adult. Yet still, I just kept building my savings and was getting closer all the time to having enough for a down payment on my own home. The idea of paying a mortgage and having quality heating and air was just such a wonderful thing. But this past year, I haven’t been able to save much due to the pandemic. Actually, I had to take a pay cut in order to keep my job. And it wasn’t much fun working from the air conditioning of my apartment while the virus raged. Hoping this year will be better and I can finally get my wish of my own house with some great HVAC equipment.