When I was growing up, I had numerous younger siblings that were at least numerous years younger than me. At sixteen, I was often seen as the “mother” of our family, since both of our parents worked well past the regular 9-5 job schedule more than five days a week. I would clean the house, delegate chores, but most importantly I would cook for all of us throughout the morning. If you haven’t had the satisfaction of cooking for more than three people, just recognize that it’s a enjoyable way to heat your lake home in the Wintertide without needing the actual gas furnace! We had an old gas gas furnace that every one of us practically never used, simply because I had to cook so often & in such large volume that every one of us had plenty of heat just from using the kitchen stove all morning long, however for that same reason, every one of us had a hard time keeping the home cool while in the summer. We had two window air conditioning units, a single in our parent’s room & a single in the kitchen, so every one of us didn’t have much of a way to keep an entire home cooled down aside from leaving windows open all morning. Of course, having the windows open meant that a ton of dirt, dust & other outdoor debris would find its way inside! We didn’t have any real ductwork to circulate the air in our home, so every one of us just had to clean the entire home often to keep the air somewhat fresh. It was rough back then, but I’m thrilled I have a home of our own now – with an excellent central air conditioning system, & ductwork that I have professionally cleaned by an Heating, Ventilation & A/C contractor every more than five weeks. I can’t imagine living enjoy I did as a teenager ever again!