It’s so interesting to be in this stage of my life.
My kids are now out of the house and off to college. That meant that my wife and I were ready to make some changes of our own. The cost of heating and cooling our house was insane for just two people. That and the fact that we were spending much of our free time tied to maintaining the house. So we upgraded the HVAC equipment and sold the house for a ton of money. No sooner were we in our new place which also had the latest in residential HVAC, my wife’s parents moved down here. There was no discussion or anything. They came for a visit and bought a condo. My wife didn’t even know that they too had upgraded their HVAC unit and sold their home. It all came as quite a surprise. The in-laws said they didn’t want to bother us and yet, they moved into practically our backyard. So while I’m no longer actively parenting my children now that they are on their own or still in college, I’m looking after my in-laws. I’m not sure how I got this job. But the other day, my wife called me while I was at work inside the commercial HVAC office with an urgent request. Her dad was planning to take apart the new HVAC unit because he thought he heard something. I ran over there and showed him the HVAC warranty. It clearly states that if the HVAC unit is serviced by anyone other than an HVAC professional, the warranty is void. I’m not thinking this is going to end well.