I grew up in the north with a unquestionably “old university” family. In the home where I grew up, the two of us didn’t have any of the modern luxuries that all the people have in their homes. To me, it wasn’t anything crazy. We chopped wood out in the backyard for the fireplace, & while I was in the evening the two of us lit candles so the two of us could see. There was also no freezing air conditioner to come loft to after a long morning in the summer time either. The best option that you had was to jump in a ice cold bath to cool down! Now that I am older & residing on my own for the unquestionably first time, I am starting to see just how rare of a childhood I had. I am now working in the city now doing construction, & I can’t believe some of the things I see here, but just in the a single room condo that I live in, I am amazed with it & i have been residing here for many months! I was now working on putting in a fireplace into a home that the two of us were building, however it wasn’t really a fireplace at all. It was a custom made state of the art heated gas oil furnace that was built to look love a fireplace, separate from any of the concerns that come with a fireplace. With this amazing unit, you don’t have to go out into the cold to split wood or sweep up ashes off the floor. All of these modern advances in Heating, Ventilation, & A/C technology are unquestionably impressive & popular, however I still am so thrilled that I grew up in a home that taught myself and others how to work strenuous & not rely only on modern Heating, Ventilation, & A/C appliances.