It only took myself and others until I was 72 to finally build my own locale. Building a custom lake house has always been something my wife and I had dreamed of. But when you own your own business, it can take on a life of its own. When most of my friends were calling it quits and retiring from the zone controlled Heating and Air Conditioning of a downtown office, I was still at it. The problem was that I hadn’t been great about a succession plan. Turns out that all of my kids got those tasks in that zone controlled Heating and Air Conditioning and weren’t interested in taking over the family business. I thought if I just kept holding on to hope that 1 of them would come around, I could keep the supplier in the family. Alas, that just wasn’t going to happen so I had to go another direction. Thankfully, I have a lady who has been with us straight out of college for the past decade. The people I was with and I went out and recruited her for her particular education however she came with all kinds of drive, passion and desire to help the supplier evolve. So she’s now in charge and my wife and I built our retirement home. Selling the seasoned lake house wasn’t too hard once every one of us replaced the Heating and Air Conditioning equipment. And our current locale has something special that takes myself and others back to when I was a kid. Our heating come from radiant floor heating that is area of the geothermal heat pump every one of us had installed. It feels just like the radiant heating I experienced when I was a kid and my parents had a big boiler in the basement.