Driving to Chicago for the hockey games

We missed a few of the games, because the weather was simply too dangerous

My husband and I are huge hockey fans. I used to attend games with my father when I was a little girl. My husband played hockey at the high school and college level. Living in Libertyville, Illinois, we follow the Chicago Blackhawks. We both have Blackhawks jerseys and we never miss a game. One year, we decided to splurge on season tickets so that we could see the home games in-person. The season starts up in the mid-fall and the local weather is really beautiful. Although we tend to get a lot of rain, the nights are crisp and cool. The hour-drive to the hockey rink wasn’t a problem. We simply needed to pack some warmer clothes to wear inside the arena. For the sake of keeping the ice hard and cold, the atmosphere is on the chilly side. Hockey season is long, with the Stanley Cup Playoffs not happening until the spring. The winter weather in Libertyville is always a challenge. We expect temperatures below freezing and quite a bit of snow. The year we invested into season tickets for the Blackhawks, we experienced the worst winter on record. The temperature dropped down to twenty-five below zero and stayed there for several weeks. It was constantly snowing and blowing, turning the roads icy and causing limited visibility. There were blizzard conditions on game nights. Several times, it was downright scary making the commute from Libertyville to Chicago. We missed a few of the games, because the weather was simply too dangerous. We now buy tickets to specific games and only in the early fall. Other than that, we stay home and watch hockey on television.

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The landlord didn't want to fix the apartment AC

My girlfriend and I moved into an apartment last may.

We didn’t have a lot of money at the time, so we had to settle for a cheap place with a mean and grumpy landlord.

A few months after we moved to the apartment, we had problems with the central AC. My girlfriend called the landlord to report the AC problems, but he didn’t want to fix the issue. He told my girlfriend that the Tampa City law states AC is not necessary unless the temperatures are over 100 degrees for 3 days in a row. My girlfriend decided to go online so she could view all of the Tampa guidelines for tenants and residents. They were surprisingly easy to find. The city of Tampa and Tampa Bay has online resources to help with a number of legal problems. My girlfriend found the statute that concerns indoor Heating and Cooling and she called the landlord to update the guy on the information. The next day, the landlord still had not arrived. That’s when my girlfriend and I decided to pay for the AC repair out of our rent money. Two weeks later when we paid the rent, I presented the landlord with $425 and a $900 bill from the AC repair company. A Tampa Bay legal aid lawyer told the two of us that this is perfectly legal and within our rights. The landlord tried to start an argument, but we walked away. He hasn’t served us with an eviction notice, so we must be correct about the laws in the state regarding tenant rights.

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The coal plant isn't a great job, but it pays the bills

There are six coal power plants within 25 miles of the Evansville, Indiana area.

The power plants are the reason why I live in Evansville. I moved here six months ago with my family. I am the plant manager for one of these power plants. I earn six figures a year, and this is one of the only reasons why I continue to work in the industry. The coal plant isn’t a great job, but it certainly pays the bills. I have to get up at 5 in the morning and drive an hour to the Evansville, Indiana location. Traffic is a nightmare, because everyone is on their way to Indianapolis. There is often coal dust all over the plant and I have to take off my respirator to talk to employees and staff members. There are a lot of problems with coal, but it is a valuable fossil fuel and very cheap to use for heating. It’s cheaper to heat with coal than oil, gas, propane, or wood. I was sick last week, so I went to the doctor for the first time in months. The doctor suggested I had a terrible throat infection and said it was due to all of the coal dust. He suggested it might be time to think about retiring, but my family and I just moved to Evansville and I just started this new job. I’m finally out of the plant and in an office position and I’m not ready to retire. I love my job and I only have five more years until I reach the retirement age. I’m just counting down the days until my wife and I can finally sell the house and start traveling.

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My mom busted my friends and I with cannabis

Recreation and medical cannabis is legal to purchase in the province of Ontario.

My family and I live in Toronto.

My mom was raised in Toronto, but my dad was living in the states before they got married. They decided to raise my brothers and I in Toronto, instead of somewhere else. Until the covid virus made it difficult to cross the border, my family and I drove from Toronto every weekend to visit the rest of our family. It didn’t matter where we hung out, because the weather was always cold. My brothers and I enjoyed a lot of outdoor sports like snowmobiling, riding, and curling. Sunday when my brother and I were snowmobiling with some friends, we decided to score some recreational cannabis from an older kid. We paid the kid 50 dollars to purchase items from the recreational cannabis store for us. We didn’t know if he would take our money or not, but he came back to the park with the cannabis supplies and a receipt. After my friends and I left the lake area, we went back to my house and decided to roll up some cannabis in a joint. My friends and I were smoking the joint when my mom came home. She smelled the marijuana and I tried to put out the joint on the floor but the carpet started to burn. My mom busted my friends and I with cannabis and she grounded me for 6 months. We should have smoked back at the lake. Coming to the house was a big mistake.

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It snowed on the first weekend of spring

I prefer to use cannabis as part of a daily regimen to help with PTSD and anxiety

Washington Park is a public park and recreation area in Denver. The park has a recreation center, flower gardens, tennis courts, and many different styles of architecture. It is located in the southern central part of Denver. The park is one of my favorite places to take the kids during the Spring. I plan to take the kids to Washington Park in Denver on the first weekend of spring. The kids and I had the weekend planned for a month. Unfortunately, it snowed on the first weekend of spring in Denver. The kids and I were really bummed out. We knew it was likely to be cold during our visit to the park, but we never anticipated a foot of snow. Denver has a very strange climate. It can snow in the spring or the fall. It even snowed at a very high elevation in the month of July. I love living in Denver for a lot of reasons and the cold weather and snow is just one. Skiing and snowboarding are some of my favorite winter activities. I also love living in Denver because of the recreational marijuana laws. Any adult over the age of 18 can walk into a dispensary and purchase recreational or medical marijuana. It’s heavily taxed and highly regulated, but all of the people in Colorado can access the plant. I prefer to use cannabis as part of a daily regimen to help with PTSD and anxiety. Using cannabis daily seems to help me feel more relaxed and ready to tackle whatever problems arise during the day.

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The hotel was a cool and interesting place

When my wife and I visited San Francisco last year, she picked the hotel and accommodations.

  • I had never been to the area, but my wife grew up in the San Francisco area.

She was familiar with all of the places and I knew she would make a good decision on our accommodations. She picked a hotel in the Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco. I told a couple of my friends about our plans and they thought it was strange that my wife picked the area. The guys tried to tell me that my wife was taking us to the gay and lesbians part of San Francscio, but I wasn’t worried at all. The hotel was a very cool and interesting place. It was close to restaurants, bars, and lots of nightlife. It was also in one of the oldest buildings in the entire city of San Francisco. That was the main reason my wife wanted to stay in the San Francisco Hotel. She saw the place on a television show and thought it might be interesting to stay in the 250 year old building. I thought it was a very fun and interesting experience, especially when we ordered recreational marijuana from a dispensary in the city. I didn’t expect my wife to suggest using recreational marijuana and I was very surprised when she agreed to order from a shop. We got delivery right to the front door of our hotel room. My wife and I were high the whole time we were there. I barely remember any of the days, so I’m thankful we took thousands of pictures during the five day adventure.

 

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The hotel was a cool and interesting place

When my wife and I visited San Francisco last year, she picked the hotel and accommodations.

  • I had never been to the area, but my wife grew up in the San Francisco area.

She was familiar with all of the places and I knew she would make a good decision on our accommodations. She picked a hotel in the Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco. I told a couple of my friends about our plans and they thought it was strange that my wife picked the area. The guys tried to tell me that my wife was taking us to the gay and lesbians part of San Francscio, but I wasn’t worried at all. The hotel was a very cool and interesting place. It was close to restaurants, bars, and lots of nightlife. It was also in one of the oldest buildings in the entire city of San Francisco. That was the main reason my wife wanted to stay in the San Francisco Hotel. She saw the place on a television show and thought it might be interesting to stay in the 250 year old building. I thought it was a very fun and interesting experience, especially when we ordered recreational marijuana from a dispensary in the city. I didn’t expect my wife to suggest using recreational marijuana and I was very surprised when she agreed to order from a shop. We got delivery right to the front door of our hotel room. My wife and I were high the whole time we were there. I barely remember any of the days, so I’m thankful we took thousands of pictures during the five day adventure.

 

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The hotel was a cool and interesting place

When my wife and I visited San Francisco last year, she picked the hotel and accommodations.

  • I had never been to the area, but my wife grew up in the San Francisco area.

She was familiar with all of the places and I knew she would make a good decision on our accommodations. She picked a hotel in the Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco. I told a couple of my friends about our plans and they thought it was strange that my wife picked the area. The guys tried to tell me that my wife was taking us to the gay and lesbians part of San Francscio, but I wasn’t worried at all. The hotel was a very cool and interesting place. It was close to restaurants, bars, and lots of nightlife. It was also in one of the oldest buildings in the entire city of San Francisco. That was the main reason my wife wanted to stay in the San Francisco Hotel. She saw the place on a television show and thought it might be interesting to stay in the 250 year old building. I thought it was a very fun and interesting experience, especially when we ordered recreational marijuana from a dispensary in the city. I didn’t expect my wife to suggest using recreational marijuana and I was very surprised when she agreed to order from a shop. We got delivery right to the front door of our hotel room. My wife and I were high the whole time we were there. I barely remember any of the days, so I’m thankful we took thousands of pictures during the five day adventure.

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The selection of contractors of any kind is huge in cities as large as Albuquerque

I was raised in a rural suburb of an already small town.

  • My high school was tiny and I knew most of the people in my graduating class on a first name basis.

Looking back on it now, that time in my life felt stifling and stressful. Going to college in a big city was a complete change of pace. Thankfully I chose a good big city to transition into, as New York City or Los Angeles would have been too claustrophobic for me. Instead, I went to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. I expected the city to have temperatures similar to Phoenix, but Albuquerque’s high elevation in the desert makes its climate more moderate by comparison. Once I was nearing the end of my undergraduate studies, I had no desire to leave Albuquerque to go someplace else. I decided to find a job here and rent a studio apartment for a change, as I had been in student housing since I started college. I had quite a few apartments to choose from, thankfully. And when I needed a handyman and an HVAC technician, there were several dozen options for each within the city limits. If you go to a search engine and type in “HVAC company Albuquerque” you will get dozens of results. It might not be as excruciatingly hot here like Death Valley, but we still need indoor cooling in the summer and heat in the winter. My current heating and cooling company offers discounts to veterans and senior citizens over 70 years of age. As long as I remain in Albuquerque, I’m going to stay loyal to this particular HVAC provider.

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Every one of us had an extended summer time in Spokane for the first time in years

My family moved to Spokane when I was in the sixth grade. Every one of us were in Florida originally because that’s where my Grandpa’s pharmacy was located. He emplotted both of my parents until he retired plus sold the company to a single of his longest running employees. Eager to find labor northward, my parents were talked into moving to Spokane by my aunt plus aunt who are residents of the city. Our visits were consistently fun, because we would go skiing or fishing depending on the time of the year. I also remember being dazzled by the Spokane Falls which is a immense waterfall at the truly heart of Spokane. There is obviously only a single larger urban waterfall in the country plus that is the Niagra Falls in NY. Every one of us settled in the school district which is beach home to more than four separate colleges all in a single compact area. The Spokane school district includes the University of WA, Eastern WA University, WA State University, Whitworth, plus Gonzaga. But it was the temperature in Spokane that caught my attention more than anything else. First of all, despite being surrounded by mountains, the winters in Spokane aren’t nearly as intense as they get in other areas in the northern USA. Aside from warmer winters on average, the summers are comfortably boiling plus dry. I assumed that we would eventually get humidity, but most of my summers down here have been comfortably dry. This last summer time was good because it lasted longer than usual. Typically hot plus cold temperatures start to drop in November, but this year we still had 77 degree afternoons in early November. That’s a single more month that we don’t have to run a oil furnace to stay comfortable inside.

 

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