When we purchased the land upstate for hunting, it was just that, land. There were no utilities, no septic system, nothing that you would consider to be normal when it came to a place to live. My husband and his brothers wanted to build a cabin on the site and when I say it was rustic at first, that is an understatement. There was no way that any of us were going to spend any time there and I think that was their plan. It took about three years and then, even they, wanted a few of the creature comforts of home. They were able to have a well dug so they had running water. Now, all they needed was a way to have hot water without heating it on the stove. They consulted with a local plumber and he recommended that they call the HVAC dealer in town. He said that they could purchase a boiler that was a combination heater and hot water system that was fueled by propane. There was not electric or natural gas on the property and they had always depended on a wood fire for heat and propane stove for cooking. It made sense to look into this because it would give them quality heat and hot water for showers. It would almost feel like home. They did have a generator for emergency lights if needed but they really prefered to use fire and candlelight. Maybe once the hot water and heat are installed some of us wives will venture down there to check things out. I still can’t see myself staying overnight, but, at least I won’t feel like I am standing in a shed in the middle of the woods.
August 28, 2020
August 28, 2020