Guest post from: Constance Rodgers
Ah, lake living. I love it up here but it can really get expensive having a carefree place at the lake! The boat alone costs us thousands of dollars a year – between gas and having to winterize it and store it and clean it and all that it’s hardly worth it to own one. I think if I had to do it all over again I would probably just rent one out every weekend instead of buying! The house itself isn’t that expensive but by the time you deck it out like you want with wild blue internet deals and TVs and all the lake décor it really does add up – I guess having a second home was never supposed to be cheap, though! We’ve been talking about whether or not it’s a good idea to rent the place out in the summers the weeks we’re not there but I’m not sure how I feel about someone else using our property. It feels like our home and I’m sad to see it opened up!