It’s been in the 90s since the beginning of June. I love living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but the dry summer heat is really getting the best of me. This year I’ve already had to replace my air conditioner. The cost to replace the home air conditioner was nearly $6,000. Of course I didn’t have $6,000 sitting in the savings account, so I had to contact a financial institution in Albuquerque to get a loan for the new HVAC system. The financial institution gave me an alarmingly high interest rate, but I couldn’t say no. I had to fix the air conditioner or spend the entire summer without cool air. In my book, there was no choice when the air conditioner stopped working. I signed the paperwork with the loan company the day after I spoke with someone. The next day, I had someone from the HVAC repair service center at the house ready to install all of the new materials. The Albuquerque HVAC provider spent all day installing the new heat pump and air conditioner. The only time they stopped was for lunch. The guys didn’t even leave the property. They sat in my front yard on the grass and ate lunch that they had packed earlier that day. I offered the guys cold drinks and they accepted. When the HVAC providers finally finished with the upgrades, I was ready for a nap. I don’t know how those guys spend all day outside working in the heat with long-sleeve shirts and pants. That is certainly not my idea of a fun job.