When Sally moved in with me, there were many changes.
She overtook most of the closet space, including the one in the guest bedroom. My vanity changed from having just three bottles of shaving cream cologne and lotion to having countless bottles and containers that would rival a wizard’s pantry. The first time I unblocked the bathroom drainage, I was shocked by how much hair I found. Nevertheless, I loved seeing her stilettos next to my shoes on the shoe rack. I tease her now and then by saying that if we got broke and desperate, we would open a yard sale, and her shoes would be enough to get us out of a financial crisis. The unforeseen change was that we had to install an indoor air cleaning system. The air conditioning technician who came for the annual HVAC maintenance advised us to have more than a quality air conditioner. We also had to replace the air filter two more times to improve air quality than I did in a year because she had two cats, and she moved in with them. I upgraded the thermostat and contacted the air conditioning provider to plan a new HVAC installation. A week before she moved in, I had the air conditioning company install a multi-split system to ensure that the air quality would be welcoming on the day of her arrival. The best part is that she knows more about air conditioning than I do, and because of that, I knew our quality HVAC equipment was in good hands. She used the money she got from the indoor comfort business to fund her college tuition, which was not catered to by the scholarship. She did not work as an a/c serviceman, but she had learned about the cooling industry.