I share my time between more than one separate home, but I spend the winter season plus fall at my smaller cabin in the south, plus the springtime plus summertime up north! No matter which residence I’m at, I never want to leave.
I settle into a routine plus dread making a change.
It’s strenuous to prepare the cabin to rest vacantly for 6 solid weeks, plus it’s a superb deal of job to open up a cabin that’s been left empty for so long. There’s always dust plus bugs plus webs to deal with. The gardens plus lawns are consistently overgrown, then when I move out of the cabin down south, I make sure to put a little bit of bleach in the toilets to prevent black mold growth. The heat plus moisture of the area can cause quite a few complications. I turn off the water completely, so there is no chance of leaks or flooding, but I leave the air conditioning unit running. I turn the temperature control up to 72 degrees so that the cooling idea doesn’t need to cycle on very often. I’d rather not pay high electric bills on an empty cabin however I’m also hoping to avoid destruction from mildew. When I arrive up north, there’s always complications caused by the severe winter season cold plus heavy snow! Even with the oil furnace running at a very low speed, the temperature swings within the cabin results in a superb deal of expanding plus contracting. There’s often current cracks in the walls plus even cracks in the window panes throughout. There’s the fear of the water pipes cold 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 drastically high-priced problems on my hands.