The garage is my studio, the car my canvas

I am a special kind of artist, my canvas is a car, my medium is airbrush paint, and my studio is a four car garage.

I have three guys who work for me, but they mostly handle the nuts and bolts of the operation.

They handle the money, deal with the customers, make sure the business stays profitable. They do all of that so I can just focus on the art, and deliver the best car exteriors in the city. These are just paint jobs, these are rolling works of art and I put my soul into every one of them. One of my people who helps me out used to be an HVAC repair tech back in the day. He has been retired for years, but he is a very cool guy and he also knows more about air conditioning than most people ever will. This is important to me, because I like my studio to be very cold, and I have to tendency to overheat my air conditioning systems from time to time. Now I have Gus on staff, and he checks out all the HVAC components regularly, at least once a week, to make sure it never breaks down. He also does a few things around the shop, but mostly I have him here for the AC help and the conversation. He will sit with me while I paint sometimes, but not for long because I like the AC so cold I can see my breath. I think the extreme cooling makes for cleaner lines in my art.

 

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Climate control helps me to perform my job better

To some people tending bar is a part time job, or a way to pay the bills in between jobs, but for me it is a career.

I have only ever tended bar and poured drinks, and that is all I ever want to do. Everyone has skills, and my showmanship for making elaborate pours for crazy drinks is second only to me ability to talk to people. I am popular no matter the bar, I always get good tips and have fun, because I love my job. If I stop loving the job it means I need to find a new bar to tend. The last place I quit was over the air conditioning. This had been an ongoing problem over the last month or two since starting there, because the owner watched the thermostat like a hawk. He would constantly be nudging the temperature control settings up and down throughout the day, trying to keep it running as little as possible. I told the guy straight up that I needed to be comfortable to do my job, so running the AC should not be that big a deal. The better I am at my job, the more people are going to spend, so I felt that more than made up for the extra few bucks the HVAC system would cost, if even that much. We bickered over the thermostat for a while, and then one day I came in and he had placed a locking plastic box over the top of it. I quit that job on the spot.

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The air conditioning isn’t working

My husband and I still use window air conditioners.

We didn’t have any ductwork in our home when we bought it.

There is a boiler in the basement and it works so efficiently that we didn’t want to put something different in. They told us there was natural gas in the area, if we wanted a gas furnace, but gas furnaces scare me. I had a neighbor whose house blew up in the middle of the night, and they blamed it on the gas furnace. We wanted to keep the boiler. We knew our boiler was about twenty years old, but from what we read, that meant we had about twenty years left in it. We didn’t want to put that ugly ductwork in our house, just for air conditioning. We bought three window air conditioning units, and they are perfect for our needs. Now, we are getting older, and we call my daughter to help us put the AC units into the window. Before she had a chance to come over and help us with the AC units, we had a heatwave hit. I picked up the two smaller AC units and had them in the windows. My husband put the insulation around the AC units, so we didn’t lose any of the cool air. About an hour later, I was trying to turn on the AC in our bedroom, but the AC unit wouldn’t turn on. I was afraid that we were finally going to need to start replacing these fifteen year old AC units. My husband came in and looked at the AC unit and began to laugh. Neither of us had plugged it in.

 

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This little Sweathog went to market

Since I have been on oxygen, I find that I mind the extreme temperatures.

I don’t really think it has anything to do with the oxygen, but I use that as an excuse to my family. I always was one of those people who doesn’t like it when it is too hot. I am either freezing or I am suffocating from the heat. It is my natural internal thermostat. My thermostat has been screwed up ever since I went through menopause. The doctor told me it would get better once I got through menopause, but that was ten years ago. If my heating and air conditioning isn’t working properly, I’m not a happy person. I can’t handle the huge fluctuations in temperature, because my body does not adjust very quickly. When our air conditioner quit working because of downed wires, I was in misery. I was sweating so badly that I thought I was beginning to smell. The back of my shirt was soaking wet, and I changed it twice. I finally told my husband I couldn’t do this anymore. He took me to the grocery store, hoping the power would be back on when we got home. I stood in the refrigerated section enjoying the cold air coming from the frozen foods case. Finally, I was getting cool again. Because my shirt had been wet, I also began to shiver. My husband worried about me getting sick, so we left the grocery store and headed home. I was so grateful to have the AC on when we got home.

 

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My Space Heaters And Wood Stove Helped My Heating System When It Broke Down

Last year right in the middle of the Winter, my heater broke down.

There was a huge snow storm going on, and when I called the local heating and air conditioning company to come out to fix it, they could not get anyone out due to the bad weather.

I was very lucky I had a wood stove and electric oven in my house! Having the wood stove on with the electric oven made it to where it helped heat my living room. With the help of a few space heaters I had in the storage room, I was able to keep my entire family and me from freezing to death! I have to say, if it wasn’t for having those space heaters, I don’t think the wood stove and oven would have done the job by themselves. I was lucky that a few years before, I had found a sale on space heaters at a local heating and air conditioning products store that was going out of business. I picked up 10 space heaters for 200 bucks. That was a major deal! 10 space heaters normally would cost you a little under 900 bucks, based on the prices at the heating and air conditioning stores as well as the hardware stores charge for them. We had the wood stove and electric oven going in the living room with the 2 space heaters, then in the bedrooms, we had 3 space heaters running. A few days later they were able to get someone out to fix out HVAC system, and all was good again.

 

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The Local Post Office Is Way Too Hot For Me

I personally think my local post office is a bunch of cheapskates! You expect people to suffer without air conditioning because you are too cheap to buy a decent working cooling unit for the building

One thing I really hate doing in the Summer, is having to go to my local post office for anything. It is rare that I have to these days, but back about 6 or 7 years ago, I was having to go to the post office every other day! I was working a job where I had to pick up a lot of packages for the company I worked for. And that post office had the worst air conditioning ever! Not to mention, the indoor air quality of the place was god awful. With a place like the post office, couldn’t they at least invest in a basic central heating and air conditioning system? It is not like they needed one of the commercial industrial heating and air conditioning systems, because the place was not that big. I personally think my local post office is a bunch of cheapskates! You expect people to suffer without air conditioning because you are too cheap to buy a decent working cooling unit for the building. I really feel bad for the postal workers who have to work in that inferno that feels like a big old gas furnace. It is a total shock to me that I have not heard any stories about postal workers dying of heat strokes from not having proper working air conditioning in the place. I am glad I aint gotta go there no more in the Summer! That is unless I have to pick up a package of my own that didn’t get delivered to my home for whatever the reason may be.

 

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having a blank canvas

I am a special kind of artist, my canvas is a car, my medium is airbrush paint, and my studio is a many automobile garage.

I have many guys who work for me, but they mostly handle the nuts and bolts of the operation. They handle the currency, deal with the purchasers, make sure the company stays profitable. They do all of that so I can just focus on the art, and give the best automobile exteriors in the city. These are just paint jobs, these are rolling works of art and I put my soul into every one of them! One of my people who helps myself and others out used to be an Heating and A/C repair tech back in the day. He has been retired for years, although he is a really cool guy and he also knows more about air conditioning than all the people ever will. This is important to me, because I care about my studio to be really cold, and I have to tendency to overheat my air conditioning units from time to time, now I have Gus on staff, and he checks out all the Heating and A/C components correctly, at least once a week, to make sure it never breaks down. He also does a few things around the shop, but mostly I have him here for the AC help and the conversation. He will sit with myself and others while I paint sometimes, but not for long because I care about the AC so cold I can see my breath. I believe the extreme cooling makes for cleaner lines in my art.
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Studio in the shed

I am a special kind of artist, our canvas is a car, our medium is airbrush paint, in addition to our studio is a four car garage.

I have several boys who work for me, however they mostly handle the nuts in addition to bolts of the operation.

They handle the money, deal with the clients, make sure the corporation stays profitable. They do all of that so I can just focus on the art, in addition to supply the best car exteriors in the city. These are just paint jobs, these are rolling works of art in addition to I put our soul into every 1 of them; One of our people who helps me out used to be an HVAC repair tech back in the day. He has been retired for years, however he is a honestly cool guy in addition to he also knows more about air conditioner than everyone ever will. This is pressing to me, because I appreciate our studio to be honestly cold, in addition to I have to tendency to overheat our a/cs from time to time! Now I have Gus on staff, in addition to he checks out all the HVAC components correctly, at least once a week, to make sure it never breaks down. He also does a few things around the shop, however mostly I have him here for the A/C help in addition to the conversation. He will sit with me while I paint sometimes, however not for long because I appreciate the A/C so cold I can see our breath. I think the dire cooling makes for cleaner lines in our art.

 

Studio in the shed

Thermostat control on the job

To some people tending bar is a part time job, or a way to pay the bills in between jobs, however for me it is a work, i have only ever tended bar in addition to poured drinks, in addition to that is all I ever want to do; Everyone has skills, in addition to our showmanship for making elaborate pours for deranged drinks is hour only to me ability to talk to people.

  • I am popular no matter the bar, I constantly get good tips in addition to have fun, because I appreciate our job.

If I stop passionate the job it means I need to find a modern bar to tend, but the last place I quit was over the air conditioner. This had been an ongoing problem over the Last year or two since starting there, because the owner watched the temperature control appreciate a hawk, but he would constantly be nudging the temperature control settings up in addition to down throughout the day, trying to keep it running as little as possible. I told the guy straight up that I needed to be comfortable to do our job, so running the A/C should not be that pressing a deal. The better I am at our job, the more people are going to spend, so I felt that more than made up for the extra few bucks the HVAC idea would cost, if even that much. Every one of us bickered over the temperature control for a while, in addition to then 1 day I came in in addition to he had placed a locking plastic box over the top of it. I quit that job on the spot.

 

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Getting rid of wasps when they invade your space

You hear about bees all the time in the news these afternoons, and everyone is talking about how important it is to save the bees and protect the beehives. Well, of course bees are an integral section of our ecoplan and the two of us need to protect them if the two of us can. But periodically bees invade your residing section and when that happens, you have to put yourself and your family first, then if you find that you have a colony of bees residing on your property, first ask yourself if you can live with the bees being in close proximity to you and your family. If 1 of you has an allergic reaction to stinging insects, the answer would absolutely be no. You would need to call a professional exterminator who deal in bee removal as soon as possible. Never take the option of trying to remove the nest or hive yourself, especially if you’re the 1 who is allergic! And even though it’s superb to share the earth with honeybees and other bees, periodically these insects can become territorial and really hostile. When that’s the case, you have to protect yourself. Some bees can even do disfigure to your lake house if they decide to build a nest within the walls of your house or under the eaves of your porch or roofline. And while bees are not nearly as destructive as termites, they are still difficult to remove. That’s why calling a professional bee removal specialist is your best bet. If someone is experienced in bee removal, they will feel whether or not to relocate the hive or to just exterminate the bees in your space.

 

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