Beautiful times and lessons learned with the family

We decided to travel east and had our cousins with us.

There were 9 total people on our trip and it was very hot out.

We packed sunblock, bandages, water, food and first aid kits. We had sleeping bags and hats to block the sun’s heat. We planned on hiking, fishing and setting up camp at our old cabin. We usually slept outside sometimes in the fall when we camped. It was the middle of the summer, the heat and humidity were too much and the mosquitoes were out in packs. We rented this cabin last year, it had old air vents we used to play in and old systems like a vintage air conditioner. It was a four room cabin, and had thick windows and insulation. Heating and cooling was crucial for us, and one of the reasons we liked this cabin was the pool and the comfort we had from it. Maybe some of the memories we had helped the feeling the cabin gave us, but when our air conditioning system broke we had a totally different summer experience. First we tried to fix it ourselves, one of us used to work on home stuff as a handyman but we had trouble fixing it. Our cabin was remote and the hopes of someone fixing it that was in town was slim to none. We had called an HVAC technician and he told us he could come out the next day or two days from now because it was the weekend. Without heating or cooling and with heavy thick walls, we kept the doors open and tried to cool out by the pool. We hiked, played and still had a great summer despite the heat. We didn’t see this coming, and we couldn’t switch cabins. We put up with the 100 degree nights and after two days we had our air conditioner fixed. Lesson learned.

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