I actually get to use the air conditioner for once

My wife has left to go visit her parents far away to the southeast of the country.

I would have accompanied her, but work obligations have compelled me to stay behind.

We have to keep the income flowing, after all. I wasn’t quite able to request vacation time because her parents extended the offer for a visit with such short notice. My wife completely understands, though she will miss me. I’ll miss her too, but there is one thing that I won’t miss for the entire duration of her stay with her parents. My wife has a tendency to either turn the heat way up or barely use the air conditioner for the entire time she is home. Because she is home more often than I am, I often come home to a house that is significantly warmer than I would like it to be. I’ve learned to deal with this. However, on the occasions that I’m the only one home, it is nice to get some quality alone time and enjoy a cool and crisp house for a change! It’s absolutely wonderful to not have to be so warm. My wife even knew that I would particularly enjoy this while she was gone, and she admonished me not to use the air conditioner excessively. I pay the bill, so I’ll do as I please, thank you very much! After all, with all the money we’ve been saving this summer barely using the air conditioner at all, I can afford to crank it up just about as high as I want it to go.