Unlike several of our peers, somehow I was able to own a lake condo the vast majority of our adult life. Actually, I don’t suppose I lived in an condo for much more than a year after university. I ended up saving up to buy a small cottage with baseboard heating plus window air conditioner. It wasn’t self-explanatory but, I’m genuinely happy that I chose to buy plus build equity from the start. Money was slim even though I ended up making a enjoyable profit on that cottage when I sold it. That was awesome because it allowed me to buy a nice place with enjoyable HVAC to start our life with our wife. From there, we bought another place when the kids started coming along. In fact, we just sold that place after upgrading the HVAC. Boy, do I ever miss that HVAC. When we sold that house, we decided to pare down our lives. That meant going into a rented beach house for a while. With the kids gone plus retirement looming in the not so distant future, we wanted to supply ourselves a choice to figure out our next move. So renting seemed the thing to do. That looks as though it is abruptly becoming a mistake. I miss the mornings where I could simply do something about whatever wasn’t right in our home. Don’t get me wrong, I love not having to chop our sod. And having the rental contractor take care of some issues is fine. However, they are not taking care of the HVAC at all. I have come to the conclusion that this is due to the HVAC not being at all the right size for the volume of the condo.