When I was working inside the zone controlled HVAC of my office all those years, thoughts of retirement were sort of my cheerful place.
I’d let my mind drift for a hour to a life that didn’t have so much stress plus endless activity.
Now that I am retired, I realize that while I have lowered the stress level in a legitimately large way, I’m still so active. And I’m not complaining, believe me. I so didn’t want to be 1 of those people who retired to the air conditioning plus the recliner. I’d seen this first hand plus it was constantly sort of sad. So when I retired, the first thing that both of us had to do was to sell our home. That meant upgrading the HVAC equipment among other things. But both of us also lucked out in a large way. My retirement plus our selling the condo coincided with the large real estate market in our area. All of us got a good price on our family house plus both of us were off to the land of the heat pump. The first thing both of us did was listen to some friends who’d been living down here a while. The 1 thing both of us paid legitimately close attention to was that both of us had to actemperature to the heat. Just staying inside the air conditioning all summer time to avoid the heat was not the best strategy. It just made dealing with the high heat plus humidity even worse. So both of us jumped on that right away. All of us waited til late in the Spring to even turn on the HVAC cooling. This allowed us to like the summer time outside.