This past week has been filled with a single frustration after the next.
The last time I got in a fender-bender was while I was a teenager in high university, so it’s peculiar for me to experience something like this again.
At least I have good car insurance this time around to cover the situation. When that happened at 18, I had to use every last dollar I had saved from graduation gifts just to fix our car and get it road worthy again. That was a difficult lesson for me to learn, but an important a single regardless. I was much more careful driving from that point on and I’m ecstatic to say that I haven’t dealt with a problem once in the years since until this week. At least this time I not only have good insurance, but also the comprehension that it wasn’t our fault. However, another problem I dealt with this week was 100% our fault. I had forgotten to replace the air cleaner filter for the past many weeks after it hit the many week mark. That’s the longest the manufacturer recommends using the HEPA filters that come inside the air cleaners. After many weeks of bi-weekly use, the HEPA filter in our air cleaner gets so congested that it can overwork the fan motor inside. The risk of the fan motor getting warm is fire, and that is not something you want to deal with in any situation, that’s for sure. Luckily, our blunder of forgetting to replace the air cleaner filter did not result in any catastrophic damage to the device or the rest of our house.