I love my friends but they are a crazy bunch, so some time last Winter, we planned a random trip to a cottage one of them knew about.
She recalled that it was not too far away and we could stay there for the weekend, but after placing a call, she confirmed the cottage was empty and that’s how the trip came about.
Other people plan things in advance to get their schedules right, but that’s not the life we live in college, and if we want to go do something, we just have to find the means. We pulled together the money we had, did shopping, fueled the cars and left. The whole drive to this place took hours since we kept stopping to admire the view. Finally, we arrived at the cottage at 7 pm and our acquaintance went in to turn on the gas furnace. It was snowing and cold so we looked forward to spending the evening in the cottage. However, it seemed there was an issue with the gas furnace. The component would turn on but no warm air was blowing into the cottage. This was such a burst but it was too late for the owner to send over a repair person to repair the faulty gas furnace. Still, we had to find a way to heat the house which meant lighting the fire. We had a portable heating component which we used to keep the family room warm while cooking, then when it was time to sleep, we all piled into our sleeping bags in front of the fire. We were determined to get the heating plan fixed the following afternoon.