I’d not seen my uncle in a long time. Ever since we moved away, it got harder to head back home for visits. Dad got work abroad when I was 10 and we chose to leave with him. Mom saw this as a chance for us to learn about new cultures and see the world. We ended up settling well there and she even ran a business that is still successful. Growing up in this new area wasn’t bad and I’ve made some wonderful friends. But, my heart has always been back home. My uncle owns a farm and after my aunt passed away, he was all alone. At that time, I was also feeling I wanted a change so he invited me to stay with him. In exchange for accommodation I offered to work at the farm. The first summer I spent at the farm was such an eye opener and I realized that was where I wanted to be. One time my uncle went to a farmers’ convention and I was left in charge of everything. We had an issue with the cooling system. It seemed the cooling system had failed and nothing I did could get it to work. I got in touch with my uncle to inform him that something was wrong with the cooling system. He instructed me to check the thermostat. I did and found it was off. My uncle directed me to a drawer in the kitchen that had batteries. He was still using an old school thermostat that required batteries to run. It seems the battery had run out of juice and my uncle instructed me on how to change it.