I’ll be the first to admit that I too was not making the cabin a priority in my life.
And that was such a weird turn of events given how important that place was to me for such a long time. This cabin was not easy to get to nor did it have the amenities of home like central air conditioning. The cabin was as basic has it could get. And I think my father was keen to keep it that way. The cabin and the property it sat on were so important when it came to balance in my dad’s life. We had a really nice home with great heating and cooling. My mom didn’t work and took care of the home and family. Dad worked a lot but he was always interested in what was going on with us kids. It was a great way to grow up. You could just about set your watch to when dad would swoop us kids up for a long weekend at the cabin. Mom stayed behind to enjoy the peace and quiet along with her great HVAC. Even after dad died, we tried to get up there at least four or five times a year. But it was clear, that we needed to upgrade the cabin if we were going to keep it a part of our family traditions. So we coaxed a buddy who is an HVAC technician to help up us with the upgrade when it came to heating and cooling. He helped us install 3 ductless heat pumps inside the cabin. Along with the other renovations, having residential HVAC has been a really great thing. And with the updated cabin, I’m getting up there a whole lot more and the kids even want to come now too.