When I was young, it was always like walking through a museum when going through the garage.
My father had all these vintage items. He had a beautiful antique wood burning stove which also worked as a heating system. He had various antique furnaces and he even had some antique cooling systems. All of them looked beautiful like the people who put these things together really cared about their work. The designs are spectacular and my father would always talk about how in time, he was going to sell these items and make his fortune. Well, he was right. When he became much older, he ended up selling his vintage stuff for killer profits. I honestly couldn’t believe how much money he made, even just off that old wood burning stove. All the money that he was able to make, he decided to put into funds for all of his children. I always knew that he wanted to make big money from selling old HVAC related stuff, but I didn’t realize that he was only thinking about his family. The only thing that mattered to him was that his family was going to be alright when he was gone. When my wife eventually talked about putting him in a nursing home possibly, I told her there was no way that we would do something like that. All he ever did was work hard for his family and make sure everybody had what they needed. I didn’t want to just toss him into some assisted living facility where life is entirely depressing. I ended up adding an addition to my home so he could stay in his own in-law suite and I even installed a ductless mini split in there for him to be comfy.