The worst thing about residing down south is the heat & the humidity. The hour worst thing about residing down south is the damn mosquitoes. They outnumber the people a hundred to a single & they get smarter every year. It’s taxing to control the mosquitoes, & it’s even harder to do something about the heat & humidity. I have a portable A/C in our dining room & central AC throughout the rest of the house. I do not enjoy to be hot or sweaty, & it makes me feel miserable, however unfortunately, summer time storms often leave me without power for hours or days. The first time I had to experience a couple of days without any AC, I went right to the hardware store to purchase a generator big enough to power the A/C. I also wanted to keep the meat in the freezer from thawing out, especially since I spent $200 on groceries the month before the hurricane hit. I used our debit card to buy the nicest generator in stock at the store. The generator runs on gas & it has a pretty big tank. I can run the A/C & the freezer for 18 hours on a single tank of gas, however not having to worry about summer time storms & losing power means a lot less stress. I thought a generator was going to cost thoUSAnds of dollars, although I actually found something with an inverter for less than six. It works great & it’s actually simple to use. It does not even require much power to crank the starter. It’s genuinely perfect for our place.