It’s so great not to dread this time of year any longer.
When we lived up north, at least Christmas was a bit of a distraction from all the cold.
But once we passed the holiday season, the snow, ice and brutally low temperatures could not be ignored. Thankfully, the house we lived in had really good HVAC equipment. The gas furnace did a great job all the way up until we actually decided to move. So we upgraded the gas furnace prior to putting the house on the market. We were able to put our house on the market because I was offered early retirement. The company decided that it needed to downsize and cut salaries. That meant I was in line to cash in on my retirement plan with very little penalty. But it still wasn’t easy leaving the zone controlled HVAC of that office. I had spent all of my career inside that commercial HVAC. But it was certainly worth it given the fact that I was gifted nearly a decade of extra retirement. Once we sold the house, we set out for the south where there would be no need for a gas furnace. I can do without a white Christmas and all that stuff. I can do without all of that because I so enjoy the fact that winter comes with wonderful weather down here. While we may get a cold snap here and there, the heat pump pretty much stays dormant through the winter. But of course, the other side of that coin is the fact that we need air conditioning for up to 8 months a year. Still, I’d rather deal with the heat of summer than the deep cold of a northern winter.