It isn’t often that I get to take time off of work and go do anything fun.
In fact, I wasn’t even able to do anything enjoyable the last few times I took vacation time at my job; I was merely following through on family obligations or completing other work tasks.
When I stop and think about it, I probably haven’t had a real vacation in over 1.5 years. That’s just one reason why I was so super stoked about taking some time off of work and getting out of town with my boyfriend this Fall. We had meager intentions; rent a cabin and spend time outdoor together. However, we wanted to make sure that we wound up with a pretty cool indoor space for hanging in between our outdoor adventures. We booked a really cool modern home in the mountains and set off on our weeklong adventure. We never could have anticipated what happened next. When we left that morning, the outdoor climate was brisk but enjoyable. The sun was shining and the air temperature hovered around 55 degrees. By the time we arrived at the rental property, however, the climate had taken a downturn. The outdoor air temperature was only 35 degrees and there was brutally cold wind. We entered the rental and expected to find a modern heating and cooling system waiting for us with customizable heating standards… instead, we found that the amazing home was equipped only with a traditional wrought iron stove for heating. It was a really awesome vacation at a fantastic rental house, but I would have enjoyed my time off a lot more if I could have left the warm 3 foot radius around the old stove.
Geothermal heat pump