Most people don’t look forward to the long, cold winter months up in New England where I live. The temperatures will sink down into the negative digits; there are feet of snow everywhere, and a blasting wind that can freeze even the heartiest people down to the bones. Luckily for my family, we don’t have to worry about any of that. See, we’re filthy rich and I made sure years ago to purchase a nice place down south where we don’t have to bother with cold winter weather. It might sound unfair to those who are stuck up here, but that’s on them. They should work harder and buy their own winter homes to live in. Unfortunately, nothing is perfect, and just because I can afford multiple homes doesn’t mean I don’t run into the same problems that everyone else does. Take the basement of my winter home for instance. One would think that a house built within the past ten years would be free of cracks or holes in the foundation, but that clearly is not the case in my situation. I came down to the winter home ahead of the family just to make sure everything was on the up and up, only to find that the radon detector in the basement was beeping. That means there are abnormally high levels of radon gas and that can be a very bad thing. Radon gas is undetectable to humans but is considered to be the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. It comes in through cracks in the foundation which I had to pay to fix.