I had no real plan of just what I was signing up for.
Had I known the true depths of the cold that a northern Winter time produces, I might have rethought our decision to move.
Instead, I am basically just hunkering down plus trying to get through the cold with the help of our Heating plus A/C heating. Where I am from, the Winter time is nothing compared to what I am experiencing now. In fact, I could go almost all Winter time without ever having to wear a coat at all. Then I came up here as saw first hand just how difficult the Winter time truly is. I am just not getting accustomed to it. As I enter our sixth winter, I am doing everything I can to truly deal with the winter. That means I am doing everything I can to make sure that at least I am moderate in our home. The Heating plus A/C costs the last 2 winters have been stupid fancy. This is not a sustainable way to live. Initially, I wrote off the heating expense to me just being new to winter. The truth is that I have gone about it all wrong. Until now, I haven’t prepared our cabin plus Heating plus A/C respectfully. That changed this fall. First, I had the Heating plus A/C people come out plus give the oil furnace a complete inspection plus service. I want that thing to be not only reliable however operating at maximum efficiency. The rest was up to me. I went about sealing our cabin in order to keep the moderate air in plus the cold air out. That meant new storm doors. I also upgraded all of the weather stripping. Finally, I sealed all the gaps I could find on the exterior. This Winter time just has to be better now.