My dad was always famous for all the colloquialisms he would spout.
It was sort of the thing of his era, I suppose.
And he had a zinger for everything. But looking back on it one day as I was sitting inside the central air conditioning of my house, I realized that there was truth in all that stuff. Like, you do indeed get what you pay for. And good things do seem to come to me when I wait and be patient instead of forcing the issue. When my wife and I bought this old house, we did indeed buy a pig in a poke as my old man would suggest. For sure, as much as we knew that we were dealing with a lot of unknowns, we were still determined to make this house our home. I don’t know exactly how to articulate it but we were both completely drawn to this house. After the first time we looked at it, we didn’t even have to use words to communicate our feelings. This was our house. But as with most old homes, we had a lot of work in front of us when it came to renovations. Much of the improvements were aesthetic and we were able to handle those. We even were able to put down the floating faux wood floor after a brief learning curve. But when it came to the quality heating and air in our home, we turned to the HVAC professionals. And even then, we got another surprise. We were under the impression that the HVAC equipment was the only thing that needed to be changed out. Turns out, the ductwork wasn’t worth saving either. And that changed our direction to opting for the ductless multi split system that we enjoy today.