I was relieved when I read about reversing a ceiling fan to keep heat low to the floor, because this cabin has two of these fans installed
I’m spending the next two weeks in my dad’s hunting lodge while I finish the book I’m writing. My publisher gave me a strict deadline for my initial draft and I have a few chapters left to finish. Once I get that far, I have to go over the manuscript with a fine-toothed comb to find any issues, mistakes, or story discrepancies. If I have the time, I like to type out a second draft while reading from the original. This gives me the chance to either retain sentences or completely rewrite them as I am going along. This is a trick that I learned working for newspapers when I had two computer monitors to use in tandem. I would display the first draft on one screen while typing out the second draft on the other screen. Unfortunately, I only have my laptop with me while I’m here in my dad’s hunting lodge. But I have more things to worry about than not having my ideal computer setup. I wasn’t expecting how cold it was going to be despite my father’s warnings. Even though I have plenty of firewood, it didn’t seem like the woodstove was adequately warming the small cabin. In a fit of frustration I went on the internet to see what I could do to improve the temperature in the cabin. I was relieved when I read about reversing a ceiling fan to keep heat low to the floor, because this cabin has two of these fans installed. I did what the article suggested and within minutes I had these fans pushing heat back down so it doesn’t all rise into the attic whenever I have a fire burning in the wood stove. That small change made a huge difference in my comfort level here.