When I first moved to the south it was a calculated risk.
I had only visited this area once before, on a long summer vacation when I was a kid.
My memories of that vacation are still quite vivid, and not in a good way. At the time I thought that my parents had driven us into Hell itself, because that is how hot and uncomfortable it was to be outside. At the time I vowed never to return, but twenty years later it seemed like a great idea, for a very different reason. A place this hot and humid demands a constant supply of air conditioning, and thus it is the land of opportunity for a certified HVAC tech. Currently I work for a specialty catering business, and it might seem weird that an HVAC tech works for a catering company, right? This company does high-end outdoor events that are hosted inside of air conditioned tents. Their clients want to be in the beauty of nature, but not the heat or humidity, so they have large, lavish tents rigged up with dozens of air vents connected to a cooling unit. The air vents are all flexible and able to be moved, rearranged, and then taken down when the event finishes. The whole set-up is 100% portable, and as the HVAC tech it is my sole duty to keep this system running at peak efficiency. It is a full time job, and I take it very seriously because they would lose all of their bookings without the air conditioning, and they pay me very well.