I still sort of pinch myself every time I drive up the driveway to my new home.
It’s a familiar driveway as I’ve been driving up it since I got my driver’s license.
This was where my great aunt once lived. When I came home after college, I lived in an apartment that was loud, had weak heating and cooling and was cramped. It wasn’t so bad during the week because I spent most of my time at work inside the commercial HVAC of the office. So about every other weekend, I’d take a ride out to see my great aunt. She is a bit of a black sheep in the family as well. We both put love and compassion of money and status. What I do for a living is a passion because I love to help people. But I’m never going to get rich as a social worker. So I might still be inside that apartment with the ancient HVAC equipment. But thanks to my great aunt, I’m now a homeowner. And what a place it is. It’s a three bedroom, one level home that sits on 12 acres. It’s like I have my own kingdom! She left all this to me. Of course, I had to update some stuff like the HVAC equipment. The old central air conditioning system was shot and even the ductwork was worn out. So the HVAC professionals installed a ductless multi split system. I have three ductless heat pumps placed around my home now. And I’m enjoying the best quality heating and air of my life.