We wanted a new HVAC system for the cabin.

When my husband and I first got married, we bought a cabin in the mountains. He had the most glorious view of the valley and the local farms, and we couldn’t resist it. When our family grew, the cabin was no longer workable for us to use the cabin for family getaways. It wasn’t big enough for four people, and we considered selling it, but we had dreamed of it being our retirement home some day. We continued to do upkeep and took our anniversary weekend at the cabin. Last month, our youngest daughter got married, and we were once again looking at the cabin as a place for us to retire. We hadn’t been there for several years and we couldn’t believe how overgrown it had become. Someone had been using the cabin during hunting season, because the inside looked decent, but the outside needed work. We also needed a new HVAC system for the cabin. We spent several weeks at the cabin, trying to get it cleaned up and livable. I called the HVAC company and asked about HVAC. When the HVAC technician arrived, it surprised him to find out that someone owned the cabin. He said he and his buddies had been trying to find the owners. They were interested in purchasing it for a hunting cabin. My husband and I looked at each other and told him we considered using it for a retirement home, but we might consider selling it to the right person. We got a deal from the HVAC technician, and he installed the HVAC system for himself.