This morning I caught myself grumbling about the wintry weather and thought about how nice it would be to live in a house with an attached garage instead of an apartment with a parking lot.
I then reminded myself that complaining won’t melt the snow and ice on our car, and I might as well look on the bright side.
Sure, our car lives out in the elements. But, if we had a house, we’d be responsible for shoveling our driveway and sidewalk. In our apartment, we don’t have to do any shoveling or sanding or salting.
Also, our apartment just has one external wall. We get ambient heat from other units, which no doubt translates into a lower electric bill than we’d have with a similar-sized house standing alone.
For now, I might as well remain a contented renter, since we’ll be renters for quite some time.