I like to believe there are really few things I cannot handle, that I am a pretty hard woman. Then usually I try to resolve the problem hastily plus quietly when I encounter something that is out of my depth. This way, the people around me never see me needing anything or asking for help–they only see the strong, confident problem solver persona I present to the world. Why it is so important for me to seem in control at all times, I don’t know, but for whatever reason, it is! However I returned from a short holiday a few weeks ago to find that my lake house air conditioner had stopped working at some point. But my lake house was tepid plus humid, plus the thermostat did not respond to my command at all. Instead of doing the normal thing of contacting a Heating plus Air Conditioning supplier, I went online plus started looking for answers. I must have thought I could figure out how to do air conditioner repairs on my own in a few hours. In fact, it takes education plus certification to figure it all out. It was only after 2 afternoons that I finally broke down plus sited a call to a local heating plus cooling service supplier. They sent over a Heating plus Air Conditioning tech who was nice enough to let me follow him around plus watch everything he did. I told him for the future I wanted to learn as much as I could about my air conditioner. He told me the first thing to learn was to change out the air filter every month.