My fiance and I had the perfect weekend getaway planned out. He took off time from work, and I spent the past few days packing up the car. We headed out for a wonderful trip to the mountains. Though driving through the snow and ice was kind of a hassle, it all felt worth it once we arrived at our quaint and cozy cabin. As soon as we unlocked the door, we noticed that it felt just as cold inside the cabin as it did outside. Thinking the owners must keep the furnace off when no one’s home to save energy, my fiance quickly turned the furnace on as high as it could go. To our surprise, it didn’t do anything. The thermostat didn’t light up, and the furnace certainly did not turn on. We called the woman we rented the cabin from, and she claimed the furnace had been broken for some time now. She never told us that before we rented the cabin. She gave us the option to use her fireplace, but there wasn’t even cut firewood readily available. My fiance and I had to go chop wood as soon as we got in from our long drive. We were very unhappy to have to do this just because the furnace had not been fixed yet. We both vowed to check out the next cabin we rent to make sure that it does indeed have a functioning air conditioning unit and furnace. We were able to keep warm with the fireplace, but we would have been warmer had the cabin’s furnace actually been in use.