This morning, I got a second bid for replacing the A/C unit in the house. First bid was $12k and the second bid came to $17k. Quite a difference in totals, but one company offers a better warranty. The existing unit will be 20 years old in September, so it will need replacing soon. Really hoping it can make it through one more summer. Although, the sales guys say, "Don't wait. Prices are only going up." I don't doubt that observation, but I also think that A/C installs in the winter might level off any price increases.
I've been thinking about the dissertation coach plans. I'm not sure if I want Consulting or Coaching. There is also an option to join an academic writer's forum for $100 per month. Consulting is a minimum of $580 for four hours, billed by the half hour. Coaching is offered on a tiered plan, but would be approximately $400 per month. Coaching offers goals and check-ins, but does not offer the technical support for writing and editing. I am unsure what kind of help I need, honestly. At this stage, I don't think I need the writing support...I just need someone to hold me accountable. I need to do the hard work—I need to get cut to make the diamond.