Just finished a soak in the hot tub, letting the massage of cascading 100-degree water wash away the stress, aches and pains of the day.
When we put our hot tub in shortly after buying the house, some told us it was a sign of decadence, of conspicuous consumption not in keeping with the simple mountain life.
Perhaps but weâ€™ve never cared that much about what others say or think. For us, the hot tub is both therapeutic and enjoyable, a necessary part of life for two people with advancing arthritis and too many worn out body parts.
In winter months, the tub becomes a steaming oasis on a cold back porch, a bath of both relaxation and renewal.
Call it decadence if you want. We call it money well spent.