Now that I’m in my 70s, I genuinely feel as though a lot of things in my life are coming full circle.
It’s really kind of odd.
I’ve reconnected with old friends and discovered my love for swimming. I was one of those guys who, during the summer, never stayed inside an air-conditioned space. I used to swim almost every day because I grew up only a few blocks from a large lake. Even road trips are now interesting and enjoyable for me again. I recently experienced a feeling that I hadn’t felt since I was a child while visiting my son’s new home. That is incorrect, as radiant heating was present in my dorm room. I felt like a little kid all over again, though, when I entered my son’s new home. His radiant floor heating system, a geothermal heat pump, transfers heat energy. It was similar to entering my grandparents’ home when I was about seven years old. I had to really take a moment to gather my thoughts. My entire body was just jolted by that potent memory sensation. But I soon understood why I was so drawn to this type of heating technique. Radiant heat gives you the impression of being surrounded by warmth, almost like being cloaked. With the radiant floor heating provided by the geo heat pump, it definitely felt that way. I don’t require as much heating now that I live in the south. But man, I’m going to love taking the road trip to my son’s house once more next winter. I’m also eager for the summer trip to experience the geothermal heat pump’s air conditioning firsthand.