People don’t go to the park where I live. There’s no beach to visit either, nor is there a lake for that matter. We are not particularly into outdoor activities in this neck of the woods, but there is a very good reason for that. First of all, I live in a pretty big city, where traffic congestion and pollution reigns supreme. And if that was not enough to deter you from going outside for too long, the weather almost always sucks as well! I don’t know why I happened to find such an excellent business opportunity in one of the most dreary towns you can imagine! I’m making good money, but this place is starting to get to me. It’s almost always either unpleasantly cold or hot and perpetually raining, or so it seems. My house is not just a home; as a result of the foul weather, it is a retreat and a getaway. I have a powerful climate control system that can provide me with heating and cooling as needed. I also employ the use of a dehumidifier, as there is almost always a dampness in the air. These two simple things combine to make my home quite livable compared to the dreariness outside. At least the weather lends itself to thoughtful reflection or reading a book! I even have a fireplace to help fight off the chill and to make the home seem bright and inviting. Still, despite the benefit of my excellent climate control system and how much I’ve managed to make my house into a home, I still miss those sunny days.