For the past several years, I’ve worked as a community organizer for my local neighborhood. Although it’s not an official political position, my life can get pretty hectic at times. Always on the go, especially during the fall of the year due to election season, I was looking forward to taking some much-needed time off during the spring. The groundwork for those plans was going well when, one random day, I got sick due to a bad allergic reaction. In effort to get back on my feet as soon as possible, I asked around for advice from my fellow peer community organizers. Although I got a number of different opinions, one person suggested what I deemed to be the most reasonable option–that I get an air purifier with allergen-remover filtration, which they actually had installed at their own residence recently. Grateful for the tip, they also forwarded me the contact info for the heating and cooling company that squared them away when I asked them for it. Upon contacting the company, I was able to schedule an appointment rather quickly. When the service team showed up, they performed a brief diagnosis in order to confirm that the air purifier was the best option–as opposed to another service such as an entire air duct cleaning, which it was. Consequently, they installed the feature for me in less than a day’s time, and they did so at a discounted, “hometown appreciation” price. Coupled with some antibiotics and a few days of good ol’ rest, I was back on my feet and vacation bound in no time!