Getting away from the tied up city life was the solution I’d been searching for, but my dad was adamant I had to finish the book before summer and have it published, but I couldn’t seem to concentrate in my tiny city house with all the noise and chaos around.
- So he advocated I go away for a while and find a peaceful spot to write! I did a little research and came across a mountain cottage set in the most fantastic location I had ever seen.
It took some time to get there due to the snow, but thankfully it was boiling when I got inside, but the owner had told me the AC system was always on and would keep me comfortable throughout my stay. I wanted to believe her, even though I had had a bad experience before! We went for a family skiing trip one winter and chose to stay in a cottage like it. I had insisted on a cottage, but my parents wanted adventure. It turns out that was a huge mistake since the heating component was faulty. All of us had to use the portable AC units we’d brought with us just in case for the entire stay. The day the AC system stopped now working, a huge snowstorm and snow blocked all the major access roads. There was no way an AC mechanic would get to the cottage plus look at the air conditioner. That experience had made me fearful about mountain cottages, even though I chose to give it one more try. The owner had sent me the latest HVAC repair report to show the component was in nice condition. She was right because the AC system worked throughout my stay at the lovely mountain cottage. It even had an air purification system that kept the indoor air conditions at its best.