Back in the day, I never thought that it would be possible to have the kind of technology that we now enjoy in the present day and age.
Technology has made our lives just so much more convenient.
And if there’s one kind of technology that I absolutely adore, it’s climate control. Is there a piece of technology more symbolic of man’s mastery over the elements than the kind that allows us to directly control how cool or warm and how humid or dry the air is within our own homes? It’s absolutely amazing to me, and I will never take it for granted! Especially since I grew up in a home that had no central heating or air conditioning whatsoever! It’s not that I was miserable because we didn’t have any HVAC. The truth is, that I didn’t know any better. I remember the first time that I had a sleepover at a friend’s house who had central heating and air conditioning. It was uncanny to be so warm and comfortable in the middle of the winter. We had a Christmas party at his house, and I remember wondering to myself how it could possibly be so warm when there was no fire going in the living room and I didn’t see any space heaters. That’s how out of touch I was when it came to climate control technology! Yes, my childhood home had ceiling fans and a very large fireplace, but little else. Mom and Dad would simply open the windows on a hot summer day and run the fans for air circulation. I didn’t really complain all that much, because again, I didn’t really know any better! That being said, I absolutely adore having climate control these days. My wife came from a very different way of life before we met, after all. She can’t even believe the way that I used to live when I tell her.