Selling the old home wasn’t too tough once we upgraded the HVAC equipment.
It only took me until I was 73 to finally build my own place. Building a custom home 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 HVAC 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 jobs in that zone controlled HVAC and weren’t interested in taking over the family business. I thought if I just kept holding on to hope that one of them would come around, I could keep the business in the family. Alas, that just wasn’t going to happen so I had to go another direction. Thankfully, I have a woman who has been with us straight out of college for the past decade. We went out and recruited her for her specific education but she came with all kinds of drive, passion and desire to help the business evolve. So she’s now in charge and my wife and I built our retirement home. Selling the old home wasn’t too tough once we upgraded the HVAC equipment. And our new place has something special that takes me back to when I was a kid. Our heating come from radiant floor heating that is part of the geothermal heat pump we 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.