I was thinking about making a drastic shift in my life.
I had never lived away from town or the city since I can remember. My sister was sure I wouldn’t survive the countryside for a month, considering that I had always been near everything I needed. The grocery store, the hardware, the gym, and even schools for my kids were a walking distance from my house in the city. The only time I needed to drive was when I go to work and even this is 20 minutes away. Since I had planned to retire early, I felt it was time. I had saved enough to live off my retirement fund, not to mention that the family business I ran with my wife was thriving. My spouse and the children were also excited about the new challenge and journey. We packed our bags and moved one weekend since we did not want to overthink this decision. We planned to live in a rented home for three months as we built our house from scratch. Everything was set and we started this journey. Building the house was the easiest part but some of the details needed the intervention of professionals. We needed an effective HVAC system installed in the house so we went scouting for the right professionals. We wanted someone or a HVAC company that is confident enough to install a new HVAC system from scratch. What no one told us was that this would be a long journey. Besides the fact the nearest HVAC business was several miles away, they were only equipped to handle minor HVAC repairs and regular heating and cooling maintenance. After driving around for weeks, a neighbor directed us to a nearby small town to meet an experienced HVAC professional who could handle new HVAC system installations. We had to cater for the extra costs of transport and accommodation as the team worked on the project.