Every summer my family and i take the kids out to her parents’ property near the beach. It is a magnificent old house which was originally built in 1790. There are two beautiful spare rooms, therefore the kids get their own area and we get ours. The rear deck overlooks the large yard and just down the hillside is the cold lake we always swim in. It is pretty much an ideal setting for a nice summer retreat. Of course, being as old as it is, the house never received air conditioning, which never bothered me much, except for the one night that I did the cooking. The kitchen desperately needs some form of air cooling because it is the smallest room in the home and there is only one tiny window to provide ventilation. What makes the air quality even worse, is that it is in the back of the house, which is the side the sun shines on for the entire early afternoon. This year when we arrived I was ecstatic to discover new air ducts along the ceiling in the kitchen that I knew were for central air conditioning. Apparently about a month beforehand, they finally got in contact with a local HVAC business and had them come out and give an estimate. It was more affordable than they expected and the new HVAC system they now have can help them lower expenses on heating bills in winter months. There is a good chance I’d take over the cooking duties more than once a week now, with the new air conditioned kitchen.