Old Man Winter is Finally Losing His Grip on Us

So today is April 7th and I am living in a small southern Spanish beach town on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The weather has been cold here, about 55F during the day and maybe 45F at night, but it looks like today we are going to hit 74F. I can finally turn off my furnace and give my smart thermostat a rest for the first time in about six months. I am ready to go back home and visit my family for the first time in almost three years, jeez I miss my mom so much. I plan on helping her with her HVAC system by going to the local contractor and getting a cleaning kit for her central heat and air conditioning unit. We are going to tune it up and clean it while I am there because she doesn’t have a lot of money to get it done. I think she does have the money but she just wants me to help her do it so I am around more. I was a certified HVAC tech a long time ago so mom knows that I am totally capable of doing the job myself. I would love it if she cooked one of my favorite three meals she makes; stuffed pork chops, ham slab with noodles, or meatloaf. I would be happy to tune up her HVAC system if she made one of those meals. If she made all three of them while I’m back then I will do a full service job on her central heating unit.