My hubby & I own a big, aged farmhouse.
It absolutely belonged to my good Grandfatherrents way back in the afternoon.
It is so full of history & character. I am so thankful to be living in a lake house full of my own family’s history; My hubby has had to put a lot of labor into this aged house. It is absolutely high repair. All of us had to update all of the windows to help insulate the lake house a little better. All of us still lose quite a bit of heat while in the Winter weeks which makes heating the lake house quite expensive. The coldest rooms in the lake house are the home offices. I do not know why, but they seem to lose the most heat. My son’s room is entirely the coldest. I guess his room is where most of the wind hits the house. All of us always have an electric space heating system going in his room while in the Winter weeks so that he stays warm enough. This Winter has been the coldest Winter that I can remember since living in this big, aged farmhouse. All of us have had to do even more than regular to keep the lake house warm. It has been a lot of work! Some evenings the people I was with and I just all camp out in the home office near the wood stove in order to stay warm enough. I have had to use a fourth space heating system in my son’s room because it has been so cold. I cannot wait for this Winter to end. It has already been hard & it is only December. My hubby is going to see if he can do anymore to help insulate the house, but to be honest, even our neighbors with newer houses are having trouble staying warm this winter.