First, I count myself very lucky to have made it through the pandemic without losing a loved one to this awful virus.
And I was happy to do whatever I needed to do to slow the spread and do my part.
These are things that I am very thankful for as I look back on the past year. However, there were some real changes for me. For one, I won’t be enjoying the perfectly HVAC maintained office that I had occupied for the last 4 years. Well, it was a cubicle in an office space that had the best zone controlled HVAC ever. The heating and cooling comfort was always a given in the office. But I was laid off and then not called back due to the pandemic. Since I’m just 4 years out of college, I couldn’t make it on my savings and had to give up my apartment. Thankfully, I have great parents who welcomed me home. It was a soft landing spot after a tough turn of events. But it also gave my dad and I the opportunity to fix up the basement. He had always wanted to make an apartment down there. So we called the HVAC company and started the project with new HVAC equipment. The HVAC professional installed a ductless mini split in the basement. This is a ductless heat pump and it makes the basement feel wonderful. Once I’m back on my feet, I have encouraged dad and mom to rent it out. It’s just that nice.