The lodge was such a treat to visit in the winter

I think that I am hard wired to work really hard. But there are absolutely times that I think I’m simply a product of my particular environment and my generation. It felt like there was constantly this implied vow that when you do the right thing the, right thing will happen. So I spent a lot of time inside the residential and commercial Heating and Air Conditioning business trying to do the best things. I absolutely have no regrets when it came to my ethics or my efforts. Yet I wound up with a heart attack in my early 50s. It only got worse as a divorce soon followed. It kind of felt like the whole universe was piling on. However just resting inside the A/C of my rented apartment, I am starting to realize it just does not matter. I did the best I could and tried to be happy. When I got back up on my feet, I mended my heart a bit by taking a sabbatical. All Winter time I spent in my lodge deep in the woods by myself with the new like of my life. And that would be the new dog I got once my marriage was through and I was out on my own. But that Winter time away was so interesting. It was truly fantastic heating with a wood stove. But I was also lucky to have a ductless heater when I would let the fire die out. It was nice to spend time alone and not be afraid to just wallow in my feelings. I like that lodge and I’m glad that it was such a welcome sanctuary for me during the last winter.