I don’t think that I’m the only person who has been struggling with anxiety since the start of 2020. Even before the pandemic, many of us were busy working multiple jobs to try and make ends meet. I was constantly living paycheck to paycheck, despite having no wife, partner, children, or anyone else that I’m responsible for other than myself. Since I never went to college, I have trouble finding jobs that pay more than $15 an hour. Some experts argue that is the minimal baseline for the wages needed to survive in this country without slipping into further debt. But things got worse when the lockdowns started and I lost one of my two jobs. Suddenly I was overcome with anxiety on a daily basis. I still had enough money to survive since I was getting unemployment for the job that I lost, and eventually I signed up for food stamps as well. But the anxiety overcame me and hasn’t let go of me since. I am starting to wonder if my air conditioner is starting to fail on me, because the air leaving my vents feels warmer than usual. I couldn’t afford a new air conditioner right now if I tried. My first order of business was calling the heating and cooling contractor to send out a technician to inspect my system. I was relieved when he told me that it simply needed more coolant. This was covered by my heating and cooling service contract. My technician also inspected the rest of my HVAC system and ran pressure tests on the air conditioner. It’s a relief knowing that there aren’t any serious underlying issues with my air conditioner.