There is a weird sort of paradigm that I live with.
My job demands an extraordinary amount of my attention and energy.
This means that there is very little time for me to just hang out in the air conditioning at home. That said, the job I have provides for a lifestyle that is almost more than I can believe. So it’s sort of a weird dichotomy that I do my best to balance. However, it really isn’t all that easy as I feel like I’m just not home all that much and my kids are growing up so fast. So when the holiday time comes around, I really like to spend a bunch of time at home. And no, it’s not time at home spent sitting around in the air conditioning, although that would be very nice as well. Holiday time is also extended family time and mostly we have been the ones to travel. This year, we decided to fix up the guest house out back and have family come to us. It’s sort of pathetic that our guest house had become a sort of defacto storage locker. It’s actually a great little place. All I really had to do was to get the HVAC company to come out and do something about the heating and cooling. Prior to us fixing up the guest house, it had electric baseboard heating and that was it. So the HVAC company came in and installed a pair of ductless heat pumps. The family who came in and out over the holidays loved the new ductless heat pumps and were super comfortable in the guest house.