Some people considered me a hermit.
It’s not that I was anti-social, I just legitimately didn’t feel the need to socialize.
I was a modern artist at the time I moved out there. I was regularly artistic plus after years of sweat plus tears, I acquired my degree in superb arts. Painting is my specialty. As soon as I started selling my work, my uncle provided me the use of her old lake house that she rarely used anymore. I was delighted. It was a nice sized house, old but with a lot of character. And tons of windows. At first, I didn’t understand why there was no a/c. Surely, my uncle wasn’t that cheap, then granted, there was no air duct, but there are ductless a/c plus heating systems in existence. I learned the first summer time why there was no a/c. The house didn’t legitimately need it. The house was up on a cliff above a giant body of water plus full of windows, there was a constant breeze that kept the house cool. As for heat, the house had several giant fireplaces plus wood stoves/heaters that kept the house warm. Although these needed tending, I didn’t mind. There was plenty of wood on the household to cut down plus feed the fireplaces plus stoves plus this self sufficiency legitimately encouraged me to be reclusive. I spent many, many hours in winter time in my workroom,with the little stove/heater keeping me moderate plus I spent many mornings resting before the fireplace in the residing room with a wonderful book. I didn’t feel the need for anyone’s business.