I’m extremely happy to say that the past few years have been some of the hardest of my entire life. Don’t get me wrong, I am not excited about the struggles that I went through. However, I can say that I have come out as a different person on the other side of them. Namely, I would say that I have gotten a lot more self-reliant and far less high maintenance. Living outside in a tent will do that to you. However, there is one area where I am still extremely picky. I absolutely cannot sleep at night unless I have certain conditions, including my indoor air quality and air temperature. Meaning, there’s no way that I can get any shut eye unless I have ice cold air conditioning and a powerful ventilation system on my side. You might blame my Northern upbringing for this Reliance on cold, circulating indoor air. It isn’t enough for me to have a weak air conditioning system providing indoor comfort. Hell, it isn’t enough for me to have a super powerful and high tech air conditioning system in place. On top of that, I STILL need to have a fan running at full blast in the background. I love the feeling of ice cold air all around my bed as I snuggle down into the blankets to shield against the very air that I’m paying for. It’s even more satisfying when that air is circulating… blasting your body with a powerful air flow. The noise that the AC and fan provide don’t hurt, either. Without both of these measures, I’m doomed to lie awake all night sweating and suffering. I wish I could iron out these final points of HVAC-based high maintenance.