Raising a kid in this crazy world

These last couple days/weeks have had some crazy things happen.  A guy just got barely a slap on the wrist after being convicted of sexual assault.  Last night 50 people were killed in a nightclub.  Things like this are part of why I was hesitant to bring a child into this world.

Fortunately my wife helped me change my mind.  I couldn’t be happier than I am now.

These last couple events, especially that shooting, got me thinking again.  I realized all I can do is raise my son to do the right thing.  I just have to lay the foundation to make him know that these sorts of things aren’t right.  And at the same time I have to teach him to see the positive in the world.  Watching the news can make you think all that happens is bad, but there is lots of beauty.

There are lots of nice people doing nice things.  I need to teach him to do nice things.  I am teaching him to appreciate nature.  I am trying to keep him happy.

There may be terrible things going on, but I don’t regret having my son.  I just need to do what I can to leave this world a little better for him.

Adventures in 24/7 Air Conditioning Service

About a week ago we came home from an overnight trip to find that our air conditioning was not blowing cold air.  Outdoor temperatures were a crispy 104F.  Even though our house is fairly new and has great insulation, it was still a balmy 89F in the house.

A quick Google search found that several Fresno heating and air conditioning companies offered 24/7 or after hours service.  Unfortunately, we found that isn’t really true.  While they do all have an after hours answering service, the actual 24/7 air conditioning service is only offered under certain circumstances, including having purchased your air through them and being under warranty.  Not exactly convenient when you’ve got a 1-year old and trying to find someone to help.

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So after calling around, and getting one promise for a return call in the morning (they did), and appointment for four days out, and leaving a message but getting no return call, we did finally get in touch with someone at Extreme Air Conditioning.  The guys were super polite, and were able to get out to our house in just a little over an hour.  Fortunately it was a simple fix and they had us back up in short order.

So if you are in the Fresno area and looking for 24/7 Air Conditioning Service, try the guys at Extreme Air Conditioning.  We plan to continue using them for regular service going forward.  Check out their site: http://www.extremeairca.com/