It’s sure been quite the odyssey.
But, I don’t think I would have had it any other way.
After 25 years, I’m settling again here near where I grew up. All of our adult life has been spent overseas helping improve developing nations. And while it has been largely satisfying to do that work, I’m ready to stay put for a bit. Yet, that’s coming with plenty of culture shock. Just operating the heat pump in our current condo is something that I’m trying to get accustomed to. I genuinely should have gone with the smart temperature control so I didn’t have to do much of anything with the heat pump at all. Where I live is in a section of the country where air conditioner is love oxygen for most people. The Heating, Ventilation, and A/C cooling comes on in March and stays on into November here. That too has been a bit taxing to get our head around. I’ve been living in venues where there certainly wasn’t any sort of residential Heating, Ventilation, and A/C to speak of really. There were a few evaporative coolers in some of the venues I lived. And a few of the government buildings certainly had commercial Heating, Ventilation, and A/C. However, by and large, I just did without current Heating, Ventilation, and A/C cooling from a heat pump. It occasionally wasn’t ideal but it sure wasn’t pure misery either. Like anything that doesn’t kill you, I got used to it. That’s what’s so ironic at this point in our life. I’m having to get accustomed to convenience on a scale that I’m neither accustomed to nor comfortable with. Now, if I could just figure out how to program the digital temperature control I’d be doing a bit better.