My parents never lived lavishly. They raised my siblings and me to be pretty simple. We were never technology crazed. Rather, we enjoyed playing outdoors and spending time together. Our house was never lavish either. We had simple appliances that got the job done. During the summertime, we didn’t have central cooling systems that kept us cool. Rather, each bedroom has a small air conditioning window unit to keep us cool at night. We were always cool at night, but during the day, we enjoyed the summer heat. We spent the summers running around our backyard and enjoying the sunshine. The lack of air conditioning on the first floor of the house never bothered me until I was a bit older. Luckily, this was around the time that my dad decided to make a cooling system update. Two of the window units weren’t working any more. He decided that it made more sense to invest in an update rather than replace these two units. He installed central cooling throughout the entire house. This was such an exciting moment for us as kids. My mom was especially happy because this kept her cool while she was cooking in the kitchen. She was used to sweating uncomfortably while cooking, but this update changed that for her. When the update was first complete, my siblings and I spent more time indoors than usual. We were really excited to enjoy the cool air. My dad was frustrated by this because he wanted us playing outside and enjoying the sun. However, the excitement wore off and we were back to our usual long days playing outside. Regardless, we were still very thankful for this update.