Traditional security isn’t as common nowadays

My Grandfather started a private security firm here in the city! Of course back then it was hardly considered a “city” but has grown a lot since then.

The two of us aren’t the sort of firm that hires bodyguards for you, we are more like security consultants that will get you set up with your own customized system, and grandfather handed the company to his son, and the time is coming up for my dad to retire and hand the company over to me.

The nature of this company is regularly evolving, and I know the future is in cyber security. My dad is not so sure, because all he knows is traditional security and really believes that a firewall is a literal wall that is on fire. I do know that there will regularly be a market for traditional security, but I think a company needs to follow the money, and there is big money in cybersecurity. By breaching an alarm system, a thief can steal all the money in the building, but by breaching the network perimeter security they can steal every penny you have in the bank. That’s what scares people, that criminals with a keyboard can circumvent your server firewall and data encryption, and access all the data you have. It is impossible to have a company these days without using the internet, or a bank, which means every single supplier is potentially vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks. My dad is starting to come around, and is thinking of opening a cybersecurity office here in the business, as a start.

 

 

Operating system security

Security is moving to the internet

My Grandfather started a private security firm here in the city, of course back then it was hardly considered a “city” but has grown a lot since then, however we aren’t the sort of firm that hires bodyguards for you, we are more like security consultants that will get you set up with your own customized system.

Grandfather handed the company to his son, and the time is coming up for our dad to retire and hand the company over to me.

The nature of this company is always evolving, and I know the future is in cyber security, my dad is not so sure, because all he knows is traditional security and really believes that a firewall is a literal wall that is on fire. I do think that there will always be a market for traditional security, but a company needs to follow the money, and there is big money in cybersecurity. By breaching an alarm system, a thief can steal all the money in the building, but by breaching network perimeter security they can steal every penny you have in the bank. That’s what scares people, that criminals with a keyboard can circumvent your server firewall and data encryption, and access all the data you have. It is impossible to have a company these days without using a computer, or a bank, or the internet, which means every single company is potentially vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks. My dad is starting to come around, and is thinking about the idea of opening a cybersecurity office here in the business, as a start.
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Not a Fan of Construction so He Enjoys my Fireplace Instead

When I first had to move and begin a new task, I easily didn’t have any friends. I have always been a bit on the shy side with new people, plus I had no method of what to say to people to make friends with then. I had my old friends who I left behind plus I just told everybody that I would keep in touch and also begged them to come out to visit from time to time. Well, when I first started at my new career, I figured I would just focus on the work. I was surprised though when another newbie came over to job with me plus the people I was with and I started talking. We found out we had a lot of things in common like our favorite football team being the the Bucs plus the people I was with and I were joking about them making it to The Super Bowl. We also talked about how we were new to the area plus the people I was with and I wanted to have our Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C systems checked out. It was surprising because the people I was with and I lived fairly close to each other even though the people I was with and I were not close to the office. We ended up hanging out from time to time just seeing football games, and playing some hoops in the driveway, plus the people I was with and I would even just jam out to songs while having a beer in front of the fireplace at my house. My new friend was saying how he really liked the fireplace. He said he easily would be seeing The Super Bowl at my little house because the fireplace added ambience. I thought that sounded great, but I did tell him that some day I was expecting him to have a fireplace installed at his apartment so he could be the one to have the hang out spot. He laughed plus said the best he could do would be to get an electric fireplace because he was not a fan of construction in the living room.

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I Would Like to Have Heated flooring Installed

I was over the moon when I moved my family into a new apartment out in the country. The thing I was most over the moon about was using the fireplace in the house. I immediately hired myself a chimney sweep to sweep the fireplace plus I was so over the moon when I got a fire started in the fireplace that first night after the sweep left. While I didn’t expect to face a ton of snow, the people I was with and I did indeed see record snowfall not too long after the people I was with and I moved in. I sure was over the moon that the people I was with and I had that fireplace to help the furnace keep us toasty; My kids were totally gleeful because the new house comes with a lot of hills on our property plus they were able to go out plus play in the snow. They went ice skating, built snowmen, had snowball fights, plus they had a blast. Fortunately, I was smart enough to buy a snowblower so I was able to clear out the driveway without having a heart attack. While the fireplace is nice, the people I was with and I just have an oil heating system. I was interested in getting radiant floors installed in the locale. I wanted to have a heating method that could serve as a secondary heating source from the fireplace that was absolutely energy efficient plus didn’t cost me a fortune. Something that I have figured out about having an oil furnace is that it is pretty costly, plus filling the oil tank is not something that I want to have to do more than once each winter, also, I don’t like the method of the oil running out in the oil furnace, but for sure we have our fireplace to always keep us warm.

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I Couldn’t Wait to Get out of the Office

I also paid more attention to how nice the temperature control settings were in the building, and they were especially nice in the cafeteria area.

I’ve never really known what’s going on in my job building. That was until I was recently stuck there during a blizzard.There were warnings about the weather, but I thought I would be able to make it home before the snow would arrive. Unfortunately, the heavy snowfall came sooner than predicted plus abruptly there was a driving ban. Nobody was allowed to go out there driving anywhere, so everybody who was in the office that day was stuck in the building! Fortunately, it’s a really big building plus there is a lot of stuff going on in the building that I was clueless about. While I would usually get fast food or bring food with me for my breaks,I now know they have a cafeteria with food being served 24/7. I never set foot in there before but the food was like homemade. It was legitimately a fantastic locale to hang out with other colleagues while the people I was with and I were forced to stay in the building. I also paid more attention to how nice the temperature control settings were in the building, and they were especially nice in the cafeteria area. I learned there are radiant heated floors in that section of the building. I was a bit saddened by the fact they didn’t have that style of heating method in the section of the building where I labored every day, but I guess it’s just too high-priced to have heated flooring installed everywhere. There was even a gym section where people were able to get some exercise while they were stuck there, plus they also had the radiant floors for everybody to feel nice plus toasty. It was an interesting experience, but I was so glad when I was finally able to get out of the office.

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Mom and Dad were Too Cold in my Place

My family thought I was addle-brained for moving up to the North.

I have to admit, it wasn’t easy for me to get acclimated to the weather, but it has grown on me a bit.

Something that I came to understand is that you legitimately have to make sure your heating method is always legitimately working well by having the heater guys do tune-ups each fall before winter sets in. It’s also important to have secondary heating sources. I have a gas furnace, a wood burning fireplace, plus a bunch of electric portable heaters. Well, this past March, my parents decided they wanted to come visit. I told them the weather was legitimately easily nice plus they thought it sounded like the most wonderful time to come visit. Well, unfortunately for my parents, I considered it nice because the temperature was in the 50s. When I told them the weather was nice, they thought it was at least in the 68s. The whole time they were at my locale, they didn’t want to do anything because they said it was way too freezing. I had to keep the temperature control settings set on 78 with the heating method although I didn’t recognize it was necessary to have the heating method on in the first place. They even had me get a fire going in the fireplace which was kind of nice actually. They told me next time they come to visit, it’s definitely going to be in June; Likewise, I told them I would likely visit them in October time so that I am not suffocating while enjoying their air conditioner.

 

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Tired of sneezing all the time

I am so sick of sneezing.

Right in the early morning I always sneeze a bunch of times.

It is super annoying because that means I need to have tissues on hand to blow my nose. I know I will be all stuffed up for at least an hour. I usually begin my work day on a call too. So I sound super gross for every single call. I figured out it isn’t me being tired causing the sneezing. Right in the morning my heating equipment turns on and the dirty indoor air quality causes the sneezing fit. I am seriously looking into ductwork cleaning just because I don’t want to sneeze anymore. I did a little research and the things that could be in my ductwork has me breaking out in hives. Sticks, leaves, or dead animals from the outside frequently get into ducts. My hair, cat’s hair, dead skin cells, bugs and dirt all can get sucked up in the ductwork too. I can’t even begin to understand how gross it is there. To make matters worse, I know I scraped my bedroom and kitchen’s ceiling. They both had popcorn that I scrapped off. I then mudded and sanded each ceiling to make them smooth. Of course, that old popcorn and dust got sucked up and is lingering in my ductwork. Now I am inhaling that gross dust and getting sick off of it. I might even have the HVAC contractor install an air purifier in my system while he is there. The cost of those is not too bad and I wouldn’t have to see it. It would keep the dust out of my air conditions too.

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I prepared to be locked down

At this point I am hoping that I can get service now that it has been a year later

As soon as a threat is shown to my area, I immediately stock up on supplies. The moment it looks like there will be a hurricane, I am out buying water, granola bars and canned goods. I pick up a generator when there is a storm coming and I will be out stock that is running low. I never want to be caught unaware or be left without something. When the threat of COVID started gaining popularity, I knew it would be a matter of time before you couldn’t do certain things. I was quick to buy all the toilet paper, cleaning supplies and canned goods I needed. I also made sure to get my car oil changed, my haircut and I called for HVAC service. I am really happy I did that last one since my machine actually needed a repair. By the time I got a new motor for my cooling system installed and the system operational, most HVAC businesses were shutting down temporarily. I even managed to snag an air purifier right before my HVAC company closed their doors. The virus is still going strong and it has almost been a year. I know there are people desperate to get their hands on air purification systems and are having trouble with their equipment since they didn’t call for HVAC service. At this point I am hoping that I can get service now that it has been a year later. I didn’t plan for the virus to stay this long. At least I know my equipment just got a repair.

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Thankful for air conditioner in hotel room

Last winter, I decided to take my family on vacation over the holidays. I chose a tropical location to get away from the snow and sub zero temperatures we’re accustomed to. I wanted to book accommodations as close to the ocean as possible. I knew my family would enjoy soaking up the sun, lying on the white sand beach and playing in the ocean waves. The hotels right along the water are extremely expensive. I really didn’t want to pay a fortune for a room when we’d be spending the majority of our time outside. I spent a lot of time researching different options and finally chose a smaller hotel a block from the ocean. Our accommodations didn’t include a swimming pool, fitness room, on-site restaurant or any luxuries. We got a couple of beds, a couch that pulled out into another bed, a television and an air conditioner. The beds were lumpy, the sheets were scratchy and there wasn’t much water pressure in the shower. We were just happy that the ancient air conditioner managed to keep the room nice and cool. The outer cabinet was dented and rusted, and the unit was missing some of the control knobs. It was only able to run at either maximum capacity, and it dripped water on the carpet. The air conditioner made a tremendous amount of noise and the air smelled a little musty. Since my whole family ended up badly sunburned on the very first day, we spent quite a bit of time inside the room. We were very thankful that we had air conditioning.

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Beach restaurant is air conditioned

Every summer, I work as a waitress at a restaurant located right on the beach.

Although it’s a seasonal job, I make really good money.

The tips are absolutely fantastic. Both the restaurant and bar are extremely busy every night of the week. The venue includes an indoor and outdoor seating area. That setup creates some difficulties for the wait staff. The interior dining and bar area is air conditioned. Because the doors to the outside are constantly getting opened and letting in the hot outside air, the air conditioner is always blasting at maximum capacity. The cool air feels wonderful until I’m forced to head outside. The outdoor patio area is set up with umbrellas to shade the tables. Our patrons get to enjoy the shade and a view of the ocean. I am completely exposed to the sun while I take orders, deliver food and drinks and clear tables. Despite slathering on tons of sunblock, I frequently end up with sunburn. I always finish my shift drenched with sweat. The worst part is switching back and forth between the outdoor heat and humidity and the indoor air conditioning. I think it would make more sense if the waitress either worked one area or the other. Trying to keep up with the demands of customers inside and outside is difficult. The abrupt temperature change is unpleasant. I can’t imagine how much it costs the owners to maintain a cool indoor environment. Every time a waitress or a patron heads inside or outside, there’s a tremendous amount of energy waste. There’s frequently problems with the air conditioner. It’s not unusual to have an HVAC technician working on the cooling system while we’re getting ready to open up for the day.
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