The pandemic certainly changed my perspective a whole bunch.
- The fact that I had to be in my house for basically a year and then some really changed me fundamentally.
Prior to the pandemic, I spent an inordinate amount of time inside the zone controlled HVAC comfort of my office. The early strive for achievement that I started out my career with had turned into a bit more of advance at all costs. I just worked all the time because I wanted to climb that corporate ladder. When I was sent home with everyone else to work in my own air conditioning for that Covid year, I simply changed. The blind ambition suddenly got deeply tempered by living in the moment with my family. It was a bit of an epiphany. While I still loved what I did for a living, I wanted to change my habits once we were free to work in the zone controlled HVAC of the office again. To that end, I needed a spot for just me if I needed to work from home. So the one place that I could utilize was the finished attic. It had electricity, sheet rocked walls and a floor. What it didn’t have was heating and cooling. But a trip to the HVAC company was all it took to take care of that. They were able to install a ductless heat pump in the attic. This little heat pump produces all the quality heating and air I could ever want. So now, I have a little study or home office upstairs in the attic. It’s a nice private place to work or just be quiet. But I’m home with my family and that’s what counts.