I can’t deny that I love my home. When I was a young adult and freshly moved into my apartment, I thought that it was the most amazing place on the entire planet. I had everything I’d ever wanted: space, the freedom to decorate however I wanted, and even a little space heater to keep me warm during the winter. Since I lived in a hot, humid climate, not having very good heating wasn’t too much of an issue. It did bother me a little when the winters got colder, but due to the excitement of finally having independence, I tended not to dwell on any of the negatives of the lovely little apartment. One thing that I definitely would have changed if I could have, though, was the air conditioning system. Since my climate was hot, temperatures during the summer would climb to brutally high temperatures. Summer is a beautiful season, but enduring a hot summer without a reliable air conditioner is quite honestly no easy task. Existing in and of itself can become uncomfortable, and that’s the exact opposite of what you want when it comes to having your first home! Recently, though, I moved into the first home that I’ve fully owned. Home ownership feels just as exciting as renting my first apartment, but without much of the naivety that my younger self could get away with having. For instance, even despite all of my excitement, I quickly had to confront the fact that my new home needed some HVAC work. Similar to the circumstances in my first apartment, the air conditioning in my new home was barely functioning. Thankfully, I was able to contact my a/c provider and get it replaced while I did the rest of the repairs!