The updates that needed to be done

 It’s a strange thing, family, this semi-random group of people that you’re thrown together with at birth, & doomed to live with for the rest of your life. It doesn’t matter if you get along or have the same opinions on anything – these people are just meant to be cherished & enjoyed no matter what. This is something I especially struggle with when it comes to my brother and sister.. They are both just so… ugh. They are super materialistic & opinionated.. They like to brag about themselves & their fancy belongings, & I don’t like either of those topics much.

              Neither one of them has much of an original opinion about anything… unless I have the opposite point of view. Then they will fight to the death over an issue. That’s why I recently decided I would start talking non-stop about indoor air conditions control equipment. I told my snooty siblings that I had fully renovated my central heating & cooling plan with all new, energy efficient, smart tech air quality control machinery. They took the bait instantly, telling me that HVAC usage was contributing wildly to climate change. They swore up & down that nobody with a conscience would ever willingly use a thermostat, oil furnace, or cooling system if they cared about the planet at all.

         I told them to put their money where their mouth was! And that, my friends, is how I beat family. I lived in the lap of luxury all summer time long while those fools sat in the sweltering record high heat waves without a single A/C unit. The best part is, I didn’t even update my HVAC system.