The pandemic had put a lot of things on focus, including how much we loved and valued our parents.
Mom and dad suggested instead of going home we should all meet at the cabin and spend time together just like we did as kids.
We agreed that was a great idea and planned to travel to a remote location. I had to drive my sister and brother since we lived in the same area. Our other siblings flew in and rented cars to drive to the cabin. Mom and dad were already there and had the cabin cleaned by a local cleaning lady. It was quite dusty since no one had been there in a year. We each had our rooms and shared the common areas in the house. The first week was so lovely. We spent the entire time catching up and enjoying the lovely warm air filling the space from the HVAC unit. However, the second week was a bit eventful when the AC unit began failing. One day, we were having dinner when we noticed the room was getting cold. Dad tried to adjust the smart thermostat from his phone, but nothing changed. It seems the AC unit was having trouble blowing warm air into the house. Though it was late, we had no option but to pay extra for the HVAC expert to repair the system. They charged a hefty emergency fee since we didn’t have a plan with them. But, it was worth the extra cost because he arrived at the cabin an hour later to fix the AC. By that time, we were all wearing our coats.