Wintertide has been way too cold this year for my taste.
I’m actually not the kind of person who enjoys the Wintertide weather. When the temperature gets down below 50 degrees or so, I just get in a bad mood and start wishing for the sun. I guess that means I’m actually living in the wrong area of the country. It gets actually cold here, and the un-even temperatures are routinely in the teens and even in the single digits while in the winter. This year, it has been even colder than normal! People around here have actually been having a difficult time keeping their homes overheated enough for the weather. If you do not have superb insulation or a great oil furnace, then you have been in real trouble around here this year. I guess that the heating and cooling companies here in village have been having a difficult time keeping up with demand because homeowners have been over using their gas oil furnaces and electric oil furnaces this year, however parts have been wearing out, and therefore Heating and Air Conditioning professionals have been going out on call to get oil furnaces fixed up so people won’t be cold to death! At least most of the people around here have some sort of backup heating plan in their home just in case their oil furnace stops working. Both of us have a wood burning fireplace in our house. Of course, that has not going to get us through the whole entire winter, however if our oil furnace goes out then at least the two of us will have some source of heating to use till the two of us get it fixed.