My wife and I always wanted a second home, but we assumed it would take a lot longer than a few years after opening our joint business together. Like the two pragmatic people we are, we started our enterprise assuming that we wouldn’t make enough revenue to pull an income from it for a few years at least, but that changed rather quickly as the money started flying in. After continually reinvesting our revenue back into our business, we reached a point where we had scaled enough to stay successful moving into the future. That’s when we realized that we could take an income from the business itself. And as we saved for a few years, that income grew at an unexpectedly exponential rate. So before we knew it, we were looking at possible second homes to buy for vacations every year. At one point we wanted to get a beach condo down south, but the aggressive hurricane seasons every year made us both think twice about doing that. Instead, we settled on getting a lake house in the southern section of our state. We get a slightly warmer climate without having to cross state lines or going so far into a different environment that we’re suddenly dealing with something frightening and alien. Our lake house was listed at an affordable price because it needed new kitchen appliances and repairs done to the guest bathroom shower. The first thing we had to do was get a new heating and cooling system for the lake house. We opted for two heat pumps—one for the ground floor and one for the second floor. The heat pumps cover both heating and cooling operations flawlessly in temperatures above 20 degrees fahrenheit.