Back in our crazier, restless afternoons, I hitchhiked across the midwest. I was hopping from neighborhood to town, residing job to job, and packing up and leaving whenever I got bored enough… During a single of our adventures, I decided to offer our services as a farm hand on a rather big farm. I grew up in the country and used to help out on our Grandpa’s ranch all the time. I did not guess this would be much different. Let me tell you though, it was a tough life, and that farmer worked me hard. I was compelled to stick around though, because it just felt right. I was developing a good sense of discipline, not to mention a good tan and some good muscles. That being said, the old servant’s quarters that he put me up in was super sizzling in the summertime and frigid cold in the winter. In the winter, he made sure I had plenty of heavy blankets and good Wintertide clothing. He even gave me this actually old timey part heater. It ran pretty hot, but every night I was half afraid that it would set the whole lake house on fire. In the summer time though, I had far less luck. I got some rickety old oscillating fans and that was about it. Let me tell you, after a long, hard day of actually working out on that farm, it would have been amazing to come lake lake house to some actually good climate control. Looking back on those years, I’m so ecstatic I finally settled down and so ecstatic that I live in a lake lake house with excellent HVAC!