When our daughter decided to move out and live on her own, we were not exactly happy about it. Yes, she had stayed on campus during her college years, proving she could manage without her parents constantly watching over her. But buying furniture to furnish her own apartment, seemed much more final. At least she used to spend weekends and holidays at home, while still in school. But a parent has to cut the apron strings at some point in time, and I guess that time had come. At least we could help her to choose a safe, comfortable apartment.
Her dad and I assumed the task of accompanying her in her apartment search. We had viewed about three places before our kid fell in love with that space she would eventually occupy. The neighbourhood seemed okay so we checked out the features of the lease like utilities and HVAC. We actually confirmed that the HVAC system was a mini split with zone control and smart thermostat. The apartment manager came by to demonstrate its operation and we were truly impressed. He pointed out that with that smart thermostat, my daughter could control her space temperature even from her office. With zone control, she could leave the AC off in either bedroom, whenever she chose to.
A few days later we helped her move in. It was a nice little space and with the AC going, the whole atmosphere felt wonderful. When we finally left so she could enjoy her new home, we felt certain that we had done our duty in finding a great home for our child.