Mark wasn’t sure how to respond when his grandfather shared the news.
He was leaving Mark this cabin in the woods that’s been in the family for almost 100 years.
It was always the duty of the next generation to modernize the space and keep it going. Some preferred to keep the cabin private and only accessible to family. However, Mark’s grandpa chose to rent it out and only save it for the family during certain dates in summer and winter. Mark wasn’t sure if he could take over the responsibility for the cabin. But, he also knew better than to say no to his grandpa. They went up to see the cabin when Mark wasn’t at work to see what needed to be updated. Mark and his grandpa spent two days at the cabin and noticed the heating system was faulty. Though the cabin was warm enough to keep them comfortable, it still left a lot to be desired. His grandpa explained that the heating system was old and would probably need a replacement. Mark inspected it but he knew better than to try and fix the heating system. Such tasks are best left to the professionals who understand how heating and cooling systems function. If Mark was going to maintain the space as a rental cabin, he had to make some upgrades. His grandpa had money set aside for the heating system replacement. He also suggested they replace the roof and a few other features. This is a popular place and worth the investment so Mark had no issue taking it over.