I wasn’t so sure how the new normal was going to work out once I was back inside the zone controlled HVAC.
There were a lot of tough things that I had to do while the office was closed.
I spent the entire summer and some of the fall with the air conditioning on max in my car because I was on the road. Since flying was still out, I had to get to our customers in order to provide our type of service and keep them all happy. So I wasn’t inside the central air conditioning of home working remotely as many of my colleagues were doing. Most days, I was either on site with a customer implementing or negotiating our services. Otherwise, I was going down the road with the air conditioning on. Each night, I would stop for the night at a roadside hotel. This was a big thing that I gleaned from being out on the road. The interstate hotels were always so consistent. They were clean, well appointed and had the most consistently reliable HVAC. For that summer, I was in deep need of great HVAC cooling. And I got it every single night that I stayed at one of the mid tier hotels along the interstate. So now that we are flying again, one of my new normals is staying with these sorts of hotels. I’ve explained to the travel department that I don’t want the fancy, downtown hotels. Instead, I’d like to be able to count on the heating and cooling equipment. And that means being booked into the mid tier hotels by the airport or just off the interstate.