You know, every time I move, I really think that it’s going to be a whole new start for me. This has been the case for the past three places that I’ve rented, and I realize now that I’m a bit too idealistic when the move is approaching. Something about the process of packing up and moving out makes me think that it’ll be a great chance to redesign my entire life, but this never works out in reality. The truth is that I simply transfer all my same old junk and bad habits from place to place, and rarely end up making any improvements. Unfortunately, it appears as though this is what’s happening again in our new home. I honestly thought this would be the year that I finally stopped owning a futon couch, but thanks the the HVAC system in our new home, we will be hanging on to the college-age furniture. You see, when we began moving things in to our new home, we rapidly realized that the house is ridiculously hot on the top level. The floor with all the sleeping spaces is naturally at least fifteen degrees warmer than the rest of the house, and so humid that you can’t even breathe. We knew immediately that it was going to be insanely costly to operate the central cooling system enough to cool our upstairs environment. Instead of trying to invest in a new HVAC system right now, we decided to make an easy change to our original plan. Rather than tossing our dirty old futon, it’s coming with and living in the cool, dry basement. That way we can always sleep in comfortable cool air in the new home, even if it means living like college students a little longer.