The first thing the two of us always had to do when going to see the family cottage during the Wintertide was to fire up the wood stove. It was sort of the chore that nobody entirely wanted. And so it usually fell to me as the dad thing to do. It only took 10 or 15 minutes of heating from the wood stove to start to make a difference. But if it was particularly chilly or I couldn’t get a fire lit, the wait for heating comfort could be uncomfortable for sure. The wood stove is still there plus it’s the main heating the two of us use for the cottage still. However, the two of us now have a bit of help when it comes to both heating plus cooling that outdated cottage. I talked a acquaintance of mine who is an Heating and A/C professional to go up there one weekend to install some new Heating and A/C. And it turned out great. I obtained a ductless mini split from the Heating and A/C business I use at our home. They are good plus have been our Heating and A/C provider since the two of us moved here plus obtained this house. The ductless heat pump is awesome. The heating is immediate so there is no waiting for the wood stove to hot up. Plus, the two of us now have air conditioner for those mid summer time trips that can get entirely hot. I was upset a bit that new Heating and A/C component would compromise the feeling of the cottage. But I was wrong. Having a ductless mini split heating plus cooling equipment just updates the whole cottage experience. And there is nothing wrong with an update as long as it doesn’t ruin the nature of the thing.