I’m so completely accustomed to not hearing anything but nature hour after hour, day in and day out.
That comes with living many, many miles from the next human person.
So when I heard a vehicle approach, it was like hearing the Martians landing. But now and again, my buddies and family will venture out this far to find me in my cabin and doing my thing. This time, a buddy was bringing me some residential HVAC. I happen to be childhood friends with a guy who is an HVAC professional. Actually, that’s sort of understating it as my buddy owns an HVAC company. He started out as an HVAC technician only to end up with his own HVAC company. And one of his HVAC company vehicles with four wheel drive was bringing me a ductless heat pump. I live far enough out that I am not connected to the electrical grid. A few years ago, I upgraded my solar array to the most advanced iteration which allows for more kilowatt load. So I decided to splurge on some quality heating and air. Of course, I have all the heating I need with my stove. But having some air conditioning in the summer sounds really appealing. There are some nights that are so still and hot that just a fan doesn’t get me to sleep. So having the cooling comfort of the ductless heat pump will certainly fit the bill. My buddy was able to get the ductless heat pump installed in an afternoon. So I made him a steak dinner with some of the finest home brewed beer in the land.