I just hated the fact that my garage was such a disaster so I’d keep the garage door down in shame.
For the last several summers, I’ve had to keep the garage door down. This is not so much because I’m worried I’ll get ripped off. We’re lucky to live in an area where the neighborhood is safe and we don’t experience all that much crime. So leaving the garage door up as the kids come and go all summer is no big deal. I love getting the kids out of the air conditioning during the summer. It’s important to get outside and ride bikes or go swimming. While we live in a region that needs plenty of HVAC cooling during the summer, I still think it’s important to have the kids outside for at least part of the day. I really just don’t want my kids to do nothing but online gaming inside the air conditioning all the time during summer break. And they are indeed getting outside and going through the garage. But this summer, we aren’t keeping the garage door shut out of shame. That’s the way it’s been for some time. I just hated the fact that my garage was such a disaster so I’d keep the garage door down in shame. But during the pandemic, I cleaned it up and even had the HVAC professionals come out to install a ductless heat pump in the garage. This allowed me to reclaim my workbench and enjoy the heating and cooling inside the garage while we were all at home. So this summer, that garage door is down because there might be some air conditioning comfort happening inside that garage.