My wife Kim as well as I started dreaming about building a dwelling of our own when she and I were still living in the dorms.
Kim and I fell in together our junior year of school as well as have been inseparable since.
Even back then when Kim and I were enduring long harsh Winters with radiant heating in the dorm rooms, Kim and I were planning for our future. Both of us were studying passions that led to nice careers. I guess that’s the best way to approach leading an adult life. And when Kim and I had kids growing up inside the central a/c of our home, my pal and I pointed them in that direction. Kim and I fostered interests as well as urged our kids to follow what they wanted to do, and not just look for high paying careers. This formula actually worked out for us as well as I guess it will for our kids as well. Once all of the kids were off on their own, the planning of our first custom home began in earnest. This time, Kim and I were making plans for a real home as well as not the one Kim and I dreamed of back in school. This dwelling would be just for the two of us as well as it would be based on our beliefs as well as our needs. So that meant some pressing choices when it came to making the dwelling as sustainable as possible. And when it came to heating as well as cooling, Kim and I had to choose between traditional central a/c as well as a geothermal heat pump. Kim and I enjoyed the idea of the super efficient geo heat pump. But the initial costs were considerably more than just the old school heat pump. In the end, Kim and I went with the geothermal heat pump as well as it has worked out really well.