At least we have zone controlled HVAC which makes all that time comfortable
I remember being the sort of kid who just followed his dad just about everywhere. My dad was the sort of guy who worked inside the commercial HVAC of an office from 9 to 5. He almost never missed a day of work and provided for his family quite nicely. We had a great house that had central air conditioning among many other nice stuff. But my dad wasn’t one to come home and just plop down inside that central air conditioning. Nope, he’d change clothes, do some chores and then help mom get dinner on the table. But once the plates were cleared, he was out of the heating and cooling comfort of the house and into the garage. That man just had to be tinkering with something mechanical at least an hour or two a day. I honestly think that was his passion and he just worked inside the commercial HVAC of an office to provide a nice life. Although I never heard him complain or whine even once, I still have that feeling that his real life’s passion was working with his hands. I sort of followed in my dad’s footsteps in a weird way. I too go to an office. But I spend more like 50 or 60 hours a week inside the office. At least we have zone controlled HVAC which makes all that time comfortable. However, I have a hobby shed out in the backyard where I do stuff with my hands just like dad. Except my workspace comes with a ductless heat pump so I’m getting some quality heating and air in my hobby space no matter the season.