During the approximately five month long Ithaca winters, when the sidewalks are often, but never predictably, icy and/or slushy, it is of inestimable value to have an indoor gym, a highly energy efficient tenant-operated, room-by-room, thermostat-controlled heating system, and the car safely tucked into the garage away from the elements. I have come to love these features and the ease they bring as a tenant. No shoveling! No scraping! No slipping!