Looking back, I should have come up here in the summer. I chose to book the cottage for the Winter time months, because I thought it would be easier. This arena is really remote, and relies on a gas powered generator for the modest amount of power it can withstand. In other words, the arena is really old, as is the wiring, and it can only handle a few small things, nothing major. I didn’t want to go over the summer, because there is no air conditioner, and I felt that would be a miserable experience. Imagine months worth of 90 degree days with no source of cooling down other than jumping in the lake? During the Winter time I could use the seasoned gas furnace in the basement, or the fireplace in the front room, and staying warm would not be an issue. That is what I thought, anyway, although I also was dumb enough to suppose that it would have a modern, central gas furnace. This was not the case at all, because the gas furnace in the cottage was fueled with firewood. There was all the heating I could ever want, as long as I chopped enough wood to keep it burning. I will admit to pitching a fit about the gas furnace situation at first. Then reality settled in, and I realized that I was in the cottage for a while, so I had no choice however to cut wood to feed the gas furnace. It was slow going at first, however a few weeks later I can credit that gas furnace with myself and others losing 15 pounds from all the exercise!