Recently, I got to go on a little mini getaway with a few members of a writing organization I happen to be a area of. The founder of this calculus fiction writing group put together a little retreat for up to 10 people to get out of our apartment offices plus go away to the mountains to write for a weekend, and it sounded care about a dream come true, plus I signed up without hesitating, although I had no plan what I was getting into. The locale the people I was with and I were renting was that of another member of our organization, who bought an aged farmhouse plus turned into a new Airbnb with a few weeks of renovations back in the Springtime, but as the people I was with and I were doing this retreat in the middle of winter, I was uneasy about the house! Old farmhouses this far north can be notoriously drafty plus cold. I would have to make sure to pack extra sweaters plus my favorite house slippers, then but when I got there, I found the total opposite, but not only was the locale very warm, but the house was set up so almost everyone could be comfortable no matter their preference thanks to heat pumps. The house was located with 3 peculiar reading plus unbelievable areas, each with its own heat pump. Then there was another heat pump for each family room. I thought heat pumps were phased out this far north, but apparently the newer models can operate as low as 17 degrees. These ductless mini split Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C units are a wonder; maybe I’ll even get a single for my condo.