When the pandemic hit, my husband was the only one who was able to hang onto his job. And even with that, he had to take a big pay cut just to work from home in our own air conditioning. I wasn’t as lucky. Being one of the first to be laid off from our offices with the zone controlled HVAC was not a great sign. The chances that I’d be brought back weren’t great since I was one of the first to get a pink slip. That turned out to be the case as I was officially terminated some 6 weeks later. I had unemployment but it wasn’t enough. So, I had to figure out a way to work from home in the air conditioning alongside my husband. The first thing I did was try to get a new job. But of course, no one was hiring. Then I tried some online gigs but those were few and far between. So I decided I’d finally use that education I got in college and start my own blog. I was a communications major in school but never really used those skills. To supplement our income, I would deliver groceries to houses in the evening and work on my blog all day. Finally, my husband went back to work and I was able to take over the home office we’d made out of the guest room. The first thing I did was to call the HVAC company to get a ductless heat pump installed. That room was stuffy and hot but I didn’t want to mess up the thermostat setting for the rest of the house. So that ductless heat pump really came in handy. A year later and I’m actually making money from my blog and loving my life far more than when I was in that downtown office all day.