I have always had to mother my own mother. She isn’t developmentally disabled, that I know of. She just has never really been all the bright. As a result, I was always the one taking care of the family, making sure the younger kids did their homework, and cleaning up the house. As the oldest, it just fell on me to do. I don’t resent my mother anymore for this. I did when I was younger though. Now, I think she just did the best that she could. I am happy to help her out as much as she needs. One thing she clearly needs help with his regular HVAC maintenance. I have had to pay to replace her HVAC system 3 times in 10 years. Why? Well she forgets to change the air filters or schedule regular HVAC maintenance. With this final HVAC replacement I signed her up for an HVAC maintenance plan. This plan is set up so that the HVAC technicians literally do everything for her. They come out and change the air filters several times a year, they tune-up the HVAC system regularly and keep the ductwork clean, and they do anything else that the HVAC system requires. My mom was kind of annoyed when I bought the plan. She said it was a waste of money and that she’s not a baby. I bit my tongue and didn’t say what I was really thinking. What I was thinking is that it was a much bigger waste of money to keep buying new HVAC units because she is incapable of caring for the others I bought her.