I think I was the happiest kid alive when I got the drum set I asked for during the Christmas holiday.
- The thing is, the drum set was noisy so I had to use it in the garage after my father helped me to soundproof the garage.
Previously, my father only used a portable heater in there to keep the garage warm while he was working there. But now that I was in there practicing my drums all the time, he had me help him install a ductless mini split in there. It was a single zone system, but it really cranked out the heating energy and kept that garage nice and toasty. The beautiful thing was this system was so energy efficient that there was hardly a noticeable difference in the energy bills. That was a good thing because I was out there all the time playing my drums with the ideal temperature control settings. I got really good in a short amount of time. Eventually, some of my friends enjoyed my skills so much and they ended up telling everybody to come out to hear me play. Eventually, I got with a band of similar minded fellows who became my best buddies. We all practiced a lot but mostly in my garage since it was soundproofed. Eventually, we all bought a house together with a huge basement where we practiced regularly. We have done numerous gigs around the region, but typically in places with good climate control. We aren’t famous or anything. It’s more of a hobby than a career as we all have our own work that we do. I’m an HVAC professional now and I enjoy my work, but of course I love jamming with my buddies the most.