Being a homeowner has pretty much changed everything for me.
I remember talking to a friend of mine just after he had his first kid.
Just looking into his eyes as we enjoyed a coffee inside the air conditioning of a little spot one hot afternoon, I could tell. He was just different. There was another human person that he was now responsible for. And this guy was sort of a wild man. But the transformation was right there in front of me. While I didn’t have a kid and the odds are I won’t, being a homeowner has transformed my life in much the same way as my friend and his first born. While I wasn’t as wild as my buddy, I was certainly leaning into slacking. When it came to being at work inside the zone controlled HVAC of the office, I was all business and applied myself big time. But outside of the office, not so much. I lived in an apartment with poor heating and cooling in a not so great end of town. But it was cheap and I liked to save my money. Plus, it was such a crappy apartment that I didn’t have to care about it. That’s all different today as I am learning what it takes to be a homeowner. After replacing the HVAC equipment, I know one thing. And that would be the fact that the HVAC chores have to be on the list every single month. The HVAC air filter has to be changed each month without fail and I have to schedule HVAC maintenance seasonally for my new HVAC baby.