What I have found to be expected down south is power outages. Not lengthy or even inconvenient, but with the frequency of thunder and lightning storms, it flickers as the power cuts out. It’s gotten to the point that I don’t even bother to reset the stove clock as it will need resetting in just a few afternoons. Growing up in the northeast I rarely encountered power outages while in the summer season. In poor snow storms I may have had some trouble but thank goodness my family had a wood stove and fireplace to keep the lake house warm. Our gas furnace was seasoned but I still appreciated the heat being sent to my room through those creaking radiators. There is no heating unit like a wood stove but come the dead of winter, when I am seeing my breath in my own room, I would beg my dad to turn the thermostat up just a little bit. It wasn’t consistently that bad but you only need a handful of those bitter cold moments to last you a lifetime. The gas furnace was perfect for keeping the inner workings of the lake house warm enough to keep the pipes from bursting. In regards to reaching the far corners of the lake house the wood stove or fireplace simply could not. It was just too fancy for my parents to update the old furnace in our home. The inconveniences that came with a seasoned gas furnace was just the circumstances I had to live with.