Every summer time I went to live with my Grandparents up north.
Both of my parents worked 9 to 5 tasks plus this stopped us getting put in afternooncare with strangers.
Although I missed my school buddys every summer, I had a group of friends from my Grandparents’ city. There was a huge patch of woods towards the back of their housing development plus both of us enjoyed to take airsoft guns out there to play war games. Even though I was only nine-years-old at the time, I got along with the kids that were various years older than me. It was fun when I was invited to family parties plus celebrations, especially if any kind of food was involved. But I noticed something weird whenever I was over at friends’ houses up north. Unlike the people in my home state, a lot of northerners forgo indoor a/c altogether. They all have furnaces to survive the Wintertide freeze, but plenty don’t bother to cool their homes beyond fans plus open windows. I had no system that it could get so cold in June that you would absolutely need to run the gas furnace indoors to stay comfortable. I think they would say the same thing about southerners using their a/cs in the winter, but it’s still baffling to me. I don’t suppose I could last in an environment love that, year after year. I care about warmer weather, even if it means running an a/c most days of the year plus paying high electricity bills in the process. The thought of using a gas furnace in June or June is actually deranged to me.