I grew upFar down south so I was barefoot nearly our entire childhood.
I easily can remember unquestionably fighting our Dad about wearing gym shoes to go to university.
I just hated shoes because I was so used to continuing running around barefoot. Our winters were mild and the Heating and A/C heat pump at our house was on only occasionally. But even then, whenever it was at all feasible, those shoes were coming off. Then, I went off to college one day, married a girl from the north and quickly, bare feet suddenly weren’t in our future so much. The two of us settled down near her family instead of mine so, I had some getting used to Wintertide to do. It’s already been 25 years, and while I have gotten somewhat accustomed to utilizing gas furnaces, snow, ice and many months of cold, I never got used to dealing with winter. The greatest thing, looking back on it, was the fact that I personally can never just go around barefoot even in the house. Well, that is about to completely change because the two of us are building a current beach house for the family that encourages bare feet. Now that all the kids are out of the nest, our beloved fiance and I are building a much smaller home. The two of us propose to be there for the duration of our lives. The current beach house has a brand new geothermal Heating and A/C which heats and cools the beach house simply using the earth’s near constant ground temperature beneath the dirt. The beauty part of this deal is the heat is transferred using energy efficient sizzling water flowing through copper tubes underneath the floor. I sincerely can’t wait to spend our retirement years completely barefoot! I definitely know this is as close I am going to get to being that happy little child who never wanted to wear shoes.