When we were in high school my circle of friends made a big deal out of spring break every year.
We would all pack up into a van or an RV and go somewhere to party for a week.
I still treasure those days, so when Ben called me up out of the blue and asked if I wanted to stroll down memory lane, I jumped at the chance. We all met at the same beach, where Ben had rented a condo for a few days, and we could party like we were back in school! The condo was spacious and very nice, but the A/C was broken, which was not so nice. You know what the best thing about getting older is that you have enough credit to go out and buy an air conditioner if you need one. As teens, that would simply never had been an option, because who has that kind of money to throw away on cooling? Now I have a job, a career, and a savings account, but conversely the cost of HVAC tech has gone down. If you want a state of the art central HVAC system it will cost you thousands of dollars. But if you just need a small, portable air conditioner, you can go to Walmart and get one for less than two hundred bucks! Since Ben had made all the arrangements, I decided to go to the store and pay for the air conditioner myself, as a gift for the group. When the weekend was over, I decided to leave the air conditioner at the rental.