New coupons have a price error and it’s not good

After I finished college, I started a small web advertising business.

We help small companies build websites and we also provide advertising services like search engine optimization and pay per click ads.

I am the owner of the business, but two of my friends from college work with me. We recently picked up a huge advertising job with a nationally-known heating company. They hired our company to help with an advertising campaign that will draw more customers into the doors. I came up with an idea for a coupon that the company could send in the mail. I sent a mock coupon last week and the heating company owner approved all of the changes. The next day, I sent the coupons to the printer. One of my employees walked over there yesterday to pick up the coupons. We were planning to take them to the heating company the same afternoon. Unfortunately, my employee quickly realized there was an error on the coupon. That coupon was to advertise a heating tune up and maintenance appointment. The heating company usually charges about $50 for this appointment, but the coupon offered the price for 34.95. Unfortunately, the price on the coupon was a little bit different. The printer transposed two of the numbers and the price on the coupon was actually 43.95. I told my employee to take everything back to the printer and have them fix the mistake before we send those materials to our customer. Hopefully they will be able to finish the job in a couple of days. The customer was unhappy about the delay, but glad that we caught the error.

 

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My Dad is going to be my mentor

My dad works for a busy HVAC company, and I was recently hired by the same business.

The two of us have been working together frequently.

My dad is one of the mentors and he was selected to be mine. I didn’t know if we would have a lot of problems working together. After all, my dad and I are both stubborn and we like to do things in our own way. I have been very surprised, because working with my dad has been one of the best experiences. My dad really knows a lot of information about HVAC repairs and installation services. I guess that is due to the fact that he has been working in this industry for the past 20 years. We haven’t had to buy a new HVAC system for a very long time. Every time there is a problem, my dad is right there to fix the issue. I think that is one of the reasons why I chose to learn about HVAC repair. I constantly watched my dad work on the items in our home and it was very interesting to see him work. I’m looking forward to learning everything that he can teach me. Once I have a couple of years experience under my belt, I would like to open a business of my own. If my dad wants to join me, I think that would be fantastic. Small, family-owned businesses in this neighborhood seem to do very well. Everyone likes to support the local economy. I think it’s a lofty goal to keep me motivated and moving forward.

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Renewing the central A/C has some great perks

We talked to the finance company on Monday and they are going to set up an appointment with the HVAC company.

In the beginning of Last Summer, the AC stopped working. My wife and I didn’t have enough money to replace the central AC, so we decided to buy two large window units. It was going to cost almost $4,500 to replace the AC, and we purchased two large window units for less than $400. My wife and I found a finance company that would help us with the balance as long as we can come up with half of the money. We have spent the entirety of last year trying to save enough cash to update the AC in our home. We’ve been going without some of the things that we love so we can make that happen more quickly. We hardly leave the house and go out to eat. We never go to parties and we don’t go to the club with our friends. We even talked about selling one of our cars to fix the AC. Now it is almost a year later and my wife and I finally have enough money to replace the system. We talked to the finance company on Monday and they are going to set up an appointment with the HVAC company. Next week, my wife and I are looking forward to having a central AC in our home again. I’m not sure what we will do with the two window units, because we won’t need them anymore. I guess we could put them in the garage for future use or we could sell them on Craigslist. Either way, I’m just happy to finally be upgrading.

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My brother has some of the stinkiest socks in the world

I recently let my brother move into my apartment. He broke up with his girlfriend and he wanted to move back home with my parents. They were getting ready to go on a vacation and they didn’t want to leave my brother alone in the house. They had a long history with my brother and I understood why they didn’t want to let him move back home. I couldn’t let the guy live in his car, so I agreed to let him move into my apartment. I have lived on my own for the past 3 years and I was happy living just by myself. It has taken some huge adjustments to get used to my brother being here. The worst part about him moving into the apartment is the fact that he has the stinkiest socks in the world. My brother works as a plumber and his socks and shoes are constantly wet. They have the worst odor. When my brother puts his socks and shoes by the heater, the whole room smells like sweat and body odor. The heater helps dry them out much more quickly, but it really stinks up the place. Worst of all, he puts them next to the heater in the living room and not his bedroom. I talked to my brother about buying some Odor Eaters or foot spray, but he didn’t seem interested in solving the stink problem. Hopefully my brother will only be here for a short time and I won’t have to put up with the nasty smell for too long.

 

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The heater is not working in our camper

My husband retired three years ago, and I retired last year.

  • We decided to sell the house and buy a large camper on wheels.

We had a small RV when all of the children were young, but we stopped going camping when the kids went to college. We both talked about spending some time in the mountains, desert, and beach. After retirement, we had the perfect opportunity to make those dreams come true. For the past three years, my husband and I have been traveling all over the country visiting different parts of the landscape. We enjoy spending a few days here and a few days there. We have a few friends in every part of the world. Last month was the first time that we ever had any issue with the heater in our camper. Luckily, the problem happened on a night when the temperatures were not entirely too cold. My husband and I were getting ready to go to sleep for the night, when we heard a strange noise coming from the heater. It sounded like something popped and we could not find any way to fix the problem. No matter what we did, we could not get the heat to work. We decided to throw two extra blankets on the bed so we could wait to call an expert in the morning. My husband and I called a few friends and we found a person that was willing to travel to our campsite to help us fix the heater. It only took a few minutes to locate the problem and I was extremely thankful that we didn’t have to buy a new heater.

 

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Just because the furnace is broken doesn't mean we're going to sleep together

I decided to check the thermostat for myself

Guys can be really obnoxious when they are going through puberty and horny. I was dating a guy in college for about six months. We decided to go on a ski trip for the weekend, but I insisted that we rent a place with separate rooms. I didn’t want to feel pressured to do anything except have a really nice time throughout the weekend. My boyfriend and I drove up to the mountains and I was really impressed by the nice place that he rented. It was a small and cute two bedroom Cottage on the side of a mountain. There was a gas furnace in the cabin and a small fireplace in the middle of the living room. My boyfriend and I spent most of the day snowboarding at the ski lodge. When we returned back to the cabin in the evening, I hopped in the shower first. When I came out of the shower, I noticed that it was starting to get cold. My boyfriend got in the shower next. By the time he came out, it was almost freezing cold inside of the cabin. I asked him to check on that heat and to make sure that the furnace was running. He told me that the furnace was broken and we would have to sleep in the same bed to stay warm. As soon as he mentioned sleeping in the same bed, I wondered if the furnace was really broken. I decided to check the thermostat for myself. When I started to approach the thermostat, my boyfriend admitted that he turned it off. We left to go home an hour later.

 

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We need a really good exterminator to help with one

As an HVAC technician, I often find that pests are the problem with heating and air conditioning equipment.

I’ve seen rodents all the way through electrical wires and damaged ductwork Beyond repair.

I’ve seen a lot of bees and hornets nests inside of outdoor AC units. I’ve seen ants make a nest inside of air conditioners and I have seen a family of mice sleeping behind a furnace. Still, nothing prepared me for what occurred last week. I was scheduled to check on an AC noise. The customer claimed that she could hear a squeaking sound coming from behind the AC unit. Sometimes that can be a sign of belts that are wearing too thin or that need to be oiled or fastened. When I took the AC unit apart, I was flabbergasted to see a huge mouse infestation. I must have viewed a hundred mice running from the area. They scattered in all directions, including back into the ductwork. I couldn’t believe that the customer didn’t hear any other noises throughout the house. After all, the mice had access to most of the ductwork in the attic. I’ve carefully placed the cover back on the AC unit and told the customer that she needed to call an exterminator. I couldn’t even begin to work on any AC problem until all of the mice were cleared. I’m not exactly afraid of those pests, but it’s not going to be easy to work with a hundred little critters running around my workspace. Once the mice are gone, the AC noise may even disappear.
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The AC is not blowing any cold air

I still didn’t receive a response after an additional 30 minutes, so I decided to stop working and go home.

I was the only one working in the office on Saturday. I went to finish the end of the month paperwork for the billing department. I was only planning on spending a couple of hours in the office, so I told my guy that I would be home for lunch. Everything was going as planned until the AC stopped working. I didn’t feel any cold air coming out of the ductwork. I thought it was just one vent, but I worked carefully around the office and I didn’t feel cold air anywhere. The thermostat was running and I could hear the AC working. Unfortunately, the only thing coming out of the duct where it was a steady stream of warm air. I didn’t want to contact my boss, because it was Saturday. I didn’t feel like I had a choice, so I picked up the phone and dialed his number. I called and left a message and tried to get some more completed. After 30 minutes, I decided to text and call. I still didn’t receive a response after an additional 30 minutes, so I decided to stop working and go home. It was half past 10 at that time and the temperature in the office was only getting warmer and warmer. I turned off the thermostat to the AC, so we could at least save some money on the electric bill. There seemed no reason to continue to let the AC run if there wasn’t any cold air coming out of the vents. I continued to call my boss throughout most of the day and he didn’t call me back until eight at night.

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Treehouse needs a nice portable air conditioner unit for the heat

There are even a few times when I have used the air conditioner in our kitchen

During the summer weather, the outdoor temperatures are usually around 90 or 100 degrees. It is very hot and humid and everyone in the area has an AC unit in their home. It’s nearly impossible to survive the heat and humidity without the aid of cool air. There are some great ways to stay cool if you don’t have any air conditioning. A wet towel on the back of the neck can often bring the body temperature down by a few degrees. You can also place a wet towel on the front of a fan. The air blowing through the wet towel will feel much colder. Sometimes there is still nothing that makes the warm air feel better. My wife and I have a treehouse in the backyard. We had the tree house built for the grandchildren. Unfortunately, it’s often too warm outside for the kids to stay up there and play. My wife and I thought about the problem and we decided to buy a portable air conditioner to keep in the treehouse. We built a small hook to place the portable air conditioner whenever we want to use it in the treehouse. When the kids go home, my wife and I remove the air conditioner and store it in the garage until the next time that we need it. There are even a few times when I have used the air conditioner in our kitchen. My wife loves to spend all day Saturday baking in the kitchen. With the oven running, the temperatures can really fluctuate. Having a second small air conditioner in that space is really helpful.

 

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A weekend of drinking and rummaging in the shed

When my grandparents died, they had an old shed full of items like car parts, old signs, bicycles, and junk.

  • No one in my family wanted to clean out the shed.

I offered to do the job if I could keep anything that I found. None of the members of my family argued about that deal. My friends and I grabbed a keg full of beer last weekend and headed over to the shed. We put the keg of beer in a large trough and filled it with ice. I knew it was going to be a long day and I wanted to be well prepared. I knew that my friends would require ice cold beer if they were going to walk around in that dusty, dingy, and dangerous place. We started in a space where there was just enough room to move. We started throwing things in one pile that were junk and we made another pile with items that could have some value. Most items were rusty, broken, or useless. I was really intrigued by an old oil furnace that my grandfather had in a safe. I didn’t know why the oil furnace was so important, but I thought it was hard to find the item inside of a locked box. I haven’t taken the oil furnace to an appraiser, and I’m not sure if it works. It could be junk. I know a little bit about old machines, so I’m going to spend most of next weekend trying to find old parts to get the item to work. If the oil furnace still heats up, then it will definitely be worth a lot more money.
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