And then they destroyed the ductwork; don’t let your kids in the attic

These days I think a lot of people are getting fed up with providing 24/7 childcare. It’s been many months of having the kids at home and parents are getting pretty exhausted. I can tell you, I am certainly one of those parents. When this social distancing thing started, I thought it was going to be good for our family. We don’t normally get to spend much time together and I was excited about the idea of staying at home with my kids all day long. Well, that enthusiasm wears off after a few months. Truly, they have been driving me up the wall with their endless complaining and inability to entertain themselves. I got so desperate the other day to get some out of my home office that I told them to go play in the attic. I didn’t think the sweltering, hot attic space would be very fun for them… But somehow they stayed up there for the remainder of the day. Later, I found out why. As I was working I noticed that the indoor air temperature started feeling strange. It definitely didn’t feel like our usual thermostat programming keeping the indoor air at our ideal temperature level. I started growing worried that there was something wrong with the thermostat for the air conditioning unit so I started troubleshooting on my own. The thermostat was fine, the air conditioning unit was kicking into gear in response to my air temperature adjustments, but there was still no cold air getting into the house. I finally went into the attic and found out the reason. The kids had taken it upon themselves to build a massive fort in the attics using the exposed air ductwork. In doing so, they pulled out one of the panels of the air ductwork and completely crippled our central cooling system.
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