Moving into the far reaches of the state has absolutely changed our perspective on things.
Geographically I am only about 2 hundred miles away from the town where I was born and raised, however it feels like worlds apart.
I never thought I would be a sucker for the grandeur of nature, although I have to disclose I am hooked. This chalet is right on the edge of a large lake, perfect for fishing if I ever learn how to fish. There are things I thought I would miss, things that I believed would be unbearable, that I don’t miss at all. The chalet doesn’t have air conditioning, and the only heating system is a wood burning stove, and I thought that would be brutal. It turns out whoever first built this chalet was some kind of genius, and angled the lake house in such a way to capitalize on the winds for natural ventilation. The winds in this valley come in off the ocean and tend to run in a certain direction, so the ventilation system intake vents are geared to maximize this. I won’t lie, there are a lot of days that I wish I could adjust a control component and make it a few degrees cooler, however overall this is a slight inconvenience, not a major issue. The inconvenience is offset by the fact our bi-weekly energy costs are next to nothing because I am not paying for an energy-guzzling central Heating and Air Conditioning system. I truly save 1200 to 1500 a year just by not having an , and that’s a lot of money!