I have put in a great deal of effort & expense to reside the way I choose to live. I get what I want & I am willing to pay for that particular privilege. This is not a boast but is mainly just fact. I have endured a long work career where I had to sacrifice a ton to be where I am today. I get what I want now & I expect that to be the case on a regular basis. There are 2 other ladies on my team as assistants. They were to be in charge of the care of our lake dwelling while I was abroad for a numerous week art purchasing trip. Returning back to my dwelling, it appears as though I will have to fire them. I opened the front door to a blast of sizzling, moist air. The thermostat showed 87 degrees. The state of the art HVAC appliance had been turned off. I could only hope the heating & cooling appliance had not been off the entire time. As soon as I turned up the lights I knew it was really bad. There were signs of mildew on a number of our precious possessions. The HVAC appliance really needs to stay on in order to maintain the proper humidity levels. This is a must & someone completely dropped the ball. Either someone turned off the heating & cooling appliance or the power went out. Whatever happened, our lake dwelling was not checked on daily as expected. My first call will be to a cleaning crew to come in right away & see what can be saved. I will be back in a hotel room until the cleaning is eventually complete. My next call will be to my 2 assistants to meet me for a clear understanding of how the HVAC appliance was left off for a majority of my time away.