The weather has been very cold and icy this month.
The weather is always cold, but we rarely have this many freezing days in a row. Honestly, the temperatures feel colder than I can remember from past seasons. The roads are closed at night and salted in the morning before they reopen. I can’t leave the mountain when there is snow unless I use a snowmobile. I have an oil furnace in the house and baseboard heaters. The heaters usually provide enough heat to keep the house fairly warm. It’s never hot, but it’s always just warm enough to stay comfortable. This week, I’ve been freezing cold every morning. After five days of single digits temperatures, the oil furnace isn’t getting enough heat to the house. I think it might be time to buy a new heating system, but I’m not prepared to pay for that equipment right now. I had to find the space heater in the garage. It was buried under some old clothes and tools. I dusted off the vent and cleaned the air filter. Even with the space heater running and the oil furnace, I was still freezing cold. I had to turn on the electric blanket. I can’t remember ever being so cold. We still have two more months of cold winter air, and I think I should keep the space heater and the electric blanket close. I just heard that we are going to receive 6 inches of snow on Sunday. We already have 14 inches of snow on the ground and everything is frozen solid.