The pandemic legitimately did test us.
Not only did both of us have to work from apartment in the air conditioning of our apartment instead of the zone controlled Heating, Ventilation, and A/C of the office, both of us took pay cuts.
That was the only way both of us could both stay employed . And even then it was close. Thankfully, both of us were able to work from apartment in our own air conditioning and keep our jobs. But that was just the beginning. Every one of us had to figure out just how both of us were going to deal with so much less income. Our budget was already pretty slim prior to the pay cuts. So both of us had to make some immense choices. The spending, at the beginning, had to be just on essentials. And if both of us wanted something other that that, it had to fit the budget and it had to be on sale. Then, both of us targeted the air conditioning costs for savings that first summer. Instead of just putting the control component setting wherever both of us wanted, both of us moved it to the low 79’s while in the day. That made a immense difference and both of us saved a bunch of cash on Heating, Ventilation, and A/C cooling over the entire summer. Every one of us saved so much cash that both of us were able to keep paying for the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C maintenance. Normally, both of us get heating maintenance in the fall followed by an air conditioning tune-up in the Springtime. But both of us never legitimately considered not paying for Heating, Ventilation, and A/C maintenance. Its’ just too important for the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C device and the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C device is just too important to us. But having the savings from the Summer of less air conditioning legitimately did help.