My partner Max and I have a nice house out by the lake.
Every one of us rarely go to the lakeside house after November.
The ground tends to freeze and there is lots of snow, but near the lake the amount of ice and snow is far higher than the amount of ice and snow where both of us live full-time. The lakeside is a beautiful locale to go during the Summer with lots of activities for the kids. The water is roughly 5 feet deep for 100 ft out and it is a fantastic locale for kids to learn how to swim, canoe, and kayak. Last year both of us made the choice to go to the beach house in late November. I thought both of us were going to go back there in November, although I had a ton of work and both of us never got around to it. When both of us finally had a chance to go up to the lakeside cottage to make sure that everything was ready for winter, it was already too late. Without the oil furnace running, the house was freezing cold. The oil furnace usually keeps the water pipes from freezing. Whenever the water pipes freeze, they can crack and burst and cause a lot of water damage. Our well water was frozen when both of us arrived and the oil furnace wasn’t working well. I had to call a company from the town to come out to look at the oil furnace. It cost us a small fortune in fees paid to the repair service. Thankfully they had a weekend professional available. Max and I were not prepared to stay there for several days. Max and I were hoping to get everything done on Tuesday and then drive back home.