We are in a place where the weather is either perfect or it is brutal. Honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. This place is perfect for me because I am an outside, sunshine sort of guy. 8 months of the year, the weather simply can’t be beat. The sky is so blue and the sun just drips goodness on me every single day. I get to stay outside most of the day and just take it all in. The winter is practically nonexistent. I think I flip on the heat maybe a half dozen times over the coldest months. The spring and the fall are just amazing. However, the summer is a time only to be spent in an HVAC bunker. There are four months where even I have to come inside. It just gets brutal hot and there is nowhere to get relief but inside with the HVAC cooling. However, I have a bit of a strategy that I apply to my year and it all revolves around the HVAC. First, I try to save as much money as I can during those four stifling months. The house is sealed up tight to keep the HVAC treated air inside. I pull all the drapes to keep the direct sunlight from heating up the house. There is no using of the oven or the stove top during the summer. I do all the cooking on the grill or it is something cool from the fridge. Mostly, I push the thermostat up as the temperatures climb. But, I supplement with fans which are 1/10 the cost to operate. All it takes is some minor thinking to get through to the perfect weather once again.