I turned off the water in my cabin before leaving it empty for the winter

I’m excited to finally have a cabin up north to visit whenever I need a break from the monotony of my 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 two.

At the time I was stuck working jobs that I hated and renting apartments that looked terrible. You start to wonder if you can ever get out of this seemingly unceasing downward spiral. And it makes me sad to know that for some this is a continuing reality, even in the time it has taken me to dig myself out of my credit card debt. I have to wonder if I simply got lucky enough to have the sort of opportunities in life that were presented to me. However, none of it came without constant hard work on my end. I was working 50 to 60 hours a week for at least two years straight during the toughest period of my life. If I had simply spent my free time getting drunk and watching TV, I would have never dug myself out of that hole. Now I have a cabin with radiant heated flooring that is powered by a large gas boiler in the utility closet. This boiler gets my cabin heated in a matter of minutes. But when I leave for a while, I always shut off the water and evacuate all of the pipes, including my heating system. If water freezes, the pipes can expand and burst. This procedure is a natural part about living up north.



air duct