He went in search of wood while I stayed at the cabin, so I didn’t get colder.
I thought my boyfriend was being ridiculous when he told me to take a jacket with me, but leave the space heater at home. I knew that anything could happen where we wouldn’t have any heat in the cabin, and I wanted to be prepared. He said there was no place to plug a heater in at the cabin, but that wasn’t a problem. My space heater would run for up to fifteen hours on a single charge, and I had plenty of batteries for backup power. He told me the space heater would be too unwieldy to carry along, but I was insistent. I was going to take the space heater with me, or he was going alone. We parked about a quarter mile away from the cabin and had to hike the rest of the way. By the time we got there, we were both cold and wet from the now steadily falling, freezing rain. I wanted a hot shower and a fireplace to stand in front of, but the cabin had neither. There was a wood stove to heat water, but there was no cut wood. He went in search of wood while I stayed at the cabin, so I didn’t get colder. In the meantime, I set up the space heater in the middle of the cabin and set it on high. By the time he returned, the cabin was comfortably warm. He had enough wood to get the fire burning so we could heat water, and he smiled. He said it was a good thing he let me bring the space heater along with us.