It’s funny how when I was actually having to be inside my car with the air conditioning cranking for business travel, it was sort of better.
For sure, I couldn’t cover the territory as quickly as I could using air travel.
But when we got sent home to work remotely from the central air conditioning of our homes, I had to figure a way to get to my customers. That’s what I do. I’m sort of the guy who oversees our services and makes onsite visits to update, upgrade or sometimes, sell new services. I couldn’t do all of that from the cooling comfort of my home office the Summer of 2020. So I packed up the car, kissed my wife and turned the air conditioning on high inside my car before hitting the road. And I was, more or less, gone for the entire Summer. Occasionally, I’d stop for a couple of nights at home on my way through town. But primarily, I was out on the road and sleeping in hotels and motels along the interstate. It turned out to be just the thing though as we were able to get through that challenging period. And once again, I’m inside the zone controlled HVAC of my office and traveling for business via commercial aviation. But, I’m no longer staying at the fancy, downtown hotels. Instead, I prefer the airport hotels that have the wall unit commercial HVAC equipment. This is just the sort of commercial HVAC that I could always rely upon when I was out on the road that whole Summer. As long as the room is clean and I can catch a cab to my meetings, I’d prefer to stay where I can absolutely count on the heating and cooling.