I split my time between 2 separate homes, however I spend the winter season plus fall at my smaller lake house in the south, plus the springtime plus summer up north, however no matter which residence I’m at, I never want to leave.
- I often settle into a routine plus dread making a change.
It’s difficult to prepare the lake house to stay vacant for multiple weeks at a time; plus, it’s a wonderful deal of work to open up a lake house that’s been left empty for so long, and there’s consistently dust plus bugs plus webs to deal with. The gardens plus grass is constantly overgrown. When I transport out of the lake house down south, I make sure to put a little bit of bleach in the toilets to prevent rampant mold growth. The heat plus moisture of the space can cause quite a few complications. I turn off the water completely, so there is no chance of leaks or flooding, although I leave the running. I turn the control component up to 75 degrees so that the cooling system doesn’t need to cycle on certainly often. I’d rather not spend my money on high electric bills on an empty lake house but I’m also hoping to avoid disasters from mildew. When I arrive up north, there’s consistently complications caused by the dire Wintertide freezing plus heavy snow, then even with the oil furnace running at a certainly low speed, the temperature swings within the lake house results in a wonderful deal of expanding plus contracting. There’s often new cracks in the walls plus even cracks in the window panes. There’s the fear of the water pipes freezing plus bursting or the roof caving from the weight of the snow. If something were to go wrong with the oil furnace, I’d have harshly high-priced complications on my hands as well.