As I sit, wide awake, at three in the morning, I can’t imagine where this nightmare will end.  This year has been impossible at best and I have reached the very bottom. My job was outsourced, my car bit the bullet, and now, my landlord has given me thirty days to find a new place to live.  I just don’t know what to do but I figure that the only way is up from here. Things have got to turn around because I have no choice. I decided to start by finding a new job. Without income there would be no way to get a new apartment.  I live on the bus route so transportation was at least easier. I spent a few days at the employment office and found a job across town. Now, I needed to find a place that I could afford that was near work. Most of the places I found were real dumps  but I finally found one that I really liked. There was a catch though, they needed a new building superintendent so I would need to do that too. Well, I am pretty handy and it would mean that my rent would be included. Things were finally starting to look up for me.  The only area that I had no idea about was the heating and cooling units. I had never even changed a filter on one of them so I needed to find out what was required in maintaining them. I spent many hours watching Youtube videos and reading books at the library to familiarize myself with the topic.  By the time I was done I had a pretty good handle on what I would need to do. I knew that major repairs would be done by a certified technician anyway so this put me at ease.

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