I turned off the water in our lodge before leaving it empty for the winter

I’m happy to finally have a lodge up north to visit whenever I need a split from the monotony of our day to day life.

If I had considered this 15 years ago, I would have never believed I could make enough money someday to own a home, let alone 2.

At the time I was stuck working jobs that I hated as well as renting apartments that looked terrible. You start to wonder if you can ever get out of this seemingly unceasing downward spiral. And it makes myself and others sad to believe that for some this is a continuing reality, even in the time it has taken myself and others to dig myself out of our debit card debt. I have to wonder if I simply got lucky enough to have the sort of possibilities in life that were presented to me. However, none of it came without constant hard work on our end. I was working 50 to 60 hours a month for at least 2 years straight during the toughest stage of our life. If I had simply spent our free time getting drunk as well as seeing TV, I would have never dug myself out of that hole! Now I have a lodge with radiant heated flooring that is powered by a big gas boiler in the utility closet. This boiler gets our lodge heated in a matter of hours. But when I leave for a while, I consistently shut off the water as well as evacuate all of the pipes, including our gas furnace. If water freezes, the pipes can expand as well as burst. This procedure is a natural part about residing up north.

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