Staying inside the air conditioning but still getting some sun
Things are different now since my health problems.
And that’s to be expected I suppose.
I hear a lot that I’m lucky to be alive and to just be patient with healing. The healing process from my illness will take a long time. But at least I’m healing. The thing is that I’ve never really been a sit inside the air conditioning sort of guy. I’m an outside person and that’s why I chose to live in the south. Growing up in the north, I just couldn’t stand the fact that the cold and snow kept me from my outdoor passions. Instead, I was inside the house with the gas furnace cranking out HVAC heating. Skiing and hockey just weren’t my thing so I just really hated winter. Moving down here was the best decision I ever made. Right out of college, I took a job offer that brought me to this glorious region. Of course, I traded the gas furnace for the heat pump. And I traded brutal winter for intense heat during the summer. But honestly, I’d make that trade again and again because I can be outside doing what I love all year. That is I could until I got sick. The treatment was so tough but I got through it and will heal again. It’s just going to take a long time. My wife did something really cool so I could at least enjoy the sun this summer without endangering my health. She had a ductless heat pump installed in the sunroom we have. So I can actually be outside sort of and still get the air conditioning to keep me cool and comfortable while I heal up.