This past week has been filled with one frustration after the next.
The last time I got in a fender-bender was while I was a teenager in high school, so it’s odd 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 my car and get it road worthy again. That was a difficult lesson for me to learn, but an important one regardless. I was much more careful driving from that point on and I’m happy 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 knowledge that it wasn’t my fault. However, another problem I dealt with this week was 100% my fault. I had forgotten to replace the air purifier filter for the past several weeks after it hit the six month mark. That’s the longest the manufacturer recommends using the HEPA filters that come inside the air purifiers. After six months of daily use, the HEPA filter in my air purifier gets so clogged that it can overwork the fan motor inside. The risk of the fan motor getting overheated is fire, and that is not something you want to deal with in any situation, that’s for sure. Luckily, my blunder of forgetting to replace the air purifier filter did not result in any catastrophic damage to the machine or the rest of my house.