It’s sure been quite the odyssey. But, I don’t guess I would have had it any other way. After 25 years, I’m settling again here near where I grew up. All of my adult life has been spent overseas helping improve developing nations. And while it has been crucially 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 my beach house is something that I’m trying to get accustomed to. I absolutely 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 is love oxygen for all the people. The Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C cooling comes on in March plus stays on into September here. That too has been a bit strenuous to get my head around. I’ve been living in places where there absolutely wasn’t any sort of residential Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C to speak of really. There were a few evaporative coolers in some of the places I lived. And a few of the government buildings really had commercial Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C. However, by plus large, I just did without new Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C cooling from a heat pump. It sometimes 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 my 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.