Our little trio just moved into an old farmhouse, then we are only renters, so we have to be somewhat careful with our surroundings. Our utilities are included, although I am sure that won’t stay that way if our HVAC bill skyrockets! You see, they have a wood burning stove that we are to use before or instead of the formal heating unit. They supply all the wood, so that isn’t a concern. The owners swear by the heat that it gives off for the entire house in the Wintertime; But, really, I have never been one to build a fire in the first place! I was anxious, then i was particularly struggling the first few weeks, however so much so that when I found the portable furnace in the storage closet, I began relying on it instead of the fire. I thought I was being honestly sly about this. I didn’t believe anyone observed that I was even using it. Then as we started to enter Spring, the owners came to me and asked how I was doing. I am a bad liar; and, I genuinely liked this couple, so I wasn’t going to be disrespectful. I told them that I was using the portable heater, then he looked at me and grinned, he already knew this. He said he could see the heating usage reflected in the bills. He wasn’t sad and apologized for assuming I knew how to start the fire. He said he would help me a lot more when the fall came back around. I was so relieved that he was not mad. They are genuinely some of the best landlords I have had in a long time.