Owning a vacation rental that's a 10 hour drive from where you live has it's advantages and disadvantages. I depend heavily on people like Lynn, Charlie, Brian, and Junior to keep an eye on the place and address problems that creep up all too often.
A few months ago, I got a call from Lynn telling me that she found a water leak from the line to the ice machine on the fridge. The bad part is, it was a slow leak that went undetected for an undetermined period of time causing significant damage to the flooring in the kitchen and dining room. The good news is, now there's brand new wood flooring installed in both rooms! It was a significant amount of work for Brian and Charlie, but the finished product should be more durable and wear better than what was originally installed.
On another note, I also had to have the washing machine replaced just a couple of weeks ago. So travelers, don't be afraid to head home with clean clothes!
Sometimes owning and maintaining an old log cabin up in the mountains can be a challenge, but every time I sit out on the deck in the crisp, clean mountain air and listen to the crashing waters of Paint Creek, I forget about the struggles and it all seems worthwhile...