It was easy taking early retirement and getting out of the zone controlled commercial heating, ventilation as well as A/C of my corporate office.
Okay, maybe easy is overstating it a bit, however the retirement package offered couldn’t be beat… Staying around another 8 or 9 years would get me maybe 4 percent more for my trouble. So I took the offer and cleared out my office that even had its own thermostat. The fact of the matter is that 57 is awfully young to just call it quits… But plus, I just actually did not want to be that woman who went to the lake house after retirement and stuck her feet up in the central air conditioning for the rest of her life. I had seen this happen to some of my colleagues and even to my own father to some extent. I actually wanted to stay active and follow my passions while also earning a living. So getting into the rental property game was suddenly absolutely beautiful once I was able to retire at 57; however, my spouse and I had constantly sort of loved the renovations in each lake house my associate and I lived in. So my associate and I took our talents to smaller starter homes that were primarily just 2 home offices however needed work. My associate and I were able to do most of the renovations except for things preferring the heating and cooling equipment. Staff preferred that my associate and I left to the heating, ventilation as well as A/C professionals; but my associate and I got surprised on one of our first properties when my associate and I did not realize the ductwork was also shot. So that meant that my associate and I were going to incur a whole lot more cost. But the heating, ventilation as well as A/C corporation actually saved us by suggesting my associate and I use 3 ductless heat pumps instead. I have to say that my associate and I may go with ductless heat pumps in the rest of our rental properties because it has worked out so well.