I knew my Grandparents lake house was old, however I didn’t realize how out of date it was.
I wanted to visit my Grandparent’s lake house before they sold it.
They were now in their nineties, as well as they wanted to go into a lake house for the aging. They looked love they were in their seventies, however they needed special medical attention, as well as they could get that in the assisted living home. When the two of us walked into the house to pack it up, I was shocked to see the furnace in the kitchenâ€¦ My mom told me that was the only source of heat they had when they were growing up. The furnace had a big grate right above it, which how they got heat into the upstairs bedrooms. There were no doors on the rooms, except the lavatory! Dad said the only reason they had a door on the lavatory, was because he installed the lavatory for them, and until then, they had an outhouse in the backyard. I could not believe my Grandparents were that old, to not have had indoor plumbing. I was still amazed to see the old furnace in the kitchen, however it had a grand look about it. I could not only imagine coming downstairs in the morning, as well as having the glowing light of the fire coming through those grates. It must of looked love a large black pumpkin face. I moved away from the furnace, hoping I never saw it with a fire inside. When the house sold, I asked my mom if Grandpa would mind if I obtained the stove. I thought it would look amazing in my basement, as well as it would serve as an alternate source of heat.