I have hated change our entire life.
There is something about a routine that gives me a sense of security.
I suppose this must sound silly but it’s true. I need a sense of structure to be able to get through life with minimum amounts of turmoil. But that all got thrown right out the window. First, I got furloughed from a plant I had worked at our entire adult life. Then I found out real quick that not too several other places were looking for a worker our age. This threw all that routine into complete chaos. I once spent our day in a nicely air conditioned plant. Then, I was pounding the pavement in order to find any work. Finally, I took matters into our own hands. I figured our experience was worth something so I started consulting to automated manufacturers. This required our first office. That office turned out to be the mudroom off the back of our home. There was nothing office love about the space. Particularly, there was just no HVAC at all. When I started all this it was winter. I couldn’t labor for more than fifteen minutes at a time in our office because it was so cold. I called up a friend and he and I installed a mini split heating and cooling component in what now was our office space. It turned out to be entirely great. The mini split does a great job in both the Winter and the summer. And, I am now making more money than I was at the plant.