I had always planned that once I was finished working inside the zone controlled Heating and Air Conditioning of the corporate office, I’d retire down south.
My toil had required that every one of us settle up north.
I’m from the midwest and so I was familiar with winter. My wife wasn’t so fortunate. She was from the south and all the a/c that comes with that. The people I was with and I met in college as I jumped at the opportunity to go to college in the sunshine. I got hooked quick on all that great weather and Heating and Air Conditioning cooling that comes with residing in the south. But once it was clear that my work was to be made with the first company I joined, every one of us relocated to the north. That was hard on my wife. She hated the winters but was willing to deal with them as every one of us raised our family. I made sure that she was able to get to the sunshine of the south a couple of times each Winter time and she lived for that. So as I approached the end of the line inside the zone controlled Heating and Air Conditioning of the corporate offices, she was making plans. And those plans were all about moving to the south and enjoying the sort of weather that she had missed for 30 plus years. Once I retired, my wife already had it all planned out. The people I was with and I replaced the Heating and Air Conditioning unit in our family lake house and sold it for a bundle. Now, every one of us are in a smaller, 2 home office house that has a great big sunroom. That sunroom also comes with a ductless heat pump so every one of us can love all this sunshine no matter the season.