Before you have kids, you never quite realize how much money they drain from you, and when my husband and I had kids, we ended up spending so much money on them, we never quite had enough money for ourselves, so vacations were a rarity.
And even when we did take vacations, it was often for the kids.
So, when our kids were much older, we finally decided that we should have some time to ourselves. We planned out a nice cruise in the Caribbean in the next few months and I couldn’t wait. But I guess my husband wanted to really pamper himself, because when I came home from work, I came to our house filled with unfamiliar people. It turns out these people are HVAC technicians and they were working on some project in our house. It turns out as my husband’s treat to himself, he wanted to completely revamp our HVAC system, add radiant flooring, a smart thermostat and a bunch of other interesting technologies. This makes sense because my husband loves to stay home with his indoor comfort, and he was constantly complaining the house wasn’t comfortable enough, and that he was unsatisfied with the current air conditioning component, but it was always too expensive to get anything better. I can’t imagine how much money all of this probably costs. However, if my husband can treat himself to HVAC services and HVAC upgrades, then I will treat myself as well, except I am going to be going to a nearby furniture store and buying myself some premium leather couches and chairs.