I just can’t believe it! For the past ten years, we haven’t had a single snowfall in my area over the winter. In fact, the temperature hasn’t dropped below thirty degrees even once! It’s crazy how warm our winters have been for the past decade, especially since I’ve basically been paying for a heating system that’s for show. Last year, I decided that it was time to disconnect the heating system. It obviously wasn’t going to be cold enough to warrant it anytime soon, and we had a fireplace that was functional anyway, so we weren’t completely out of luck if snow did fall. Sure enough, that’s exactly what happened this year! For the first time in ten years, we had snowfall for an entire day – along with 20 degree weather and intense wind chills! I tried my best to be positive, as we kept a fire going in our living room fireplace that went on for at least six hours. The night brought even colder temperatures, forcing us to sleep in shifts as the other person tended to the fire to keep it going. After a full night without any good sleep for my wife or myself, we checked the weather reports and found the weather would continue all week. We immediately called the local heating and air conditioning service providers to send a technician out and reconnect the gas furnace, as we weren’t going to make it another night relying on the fireplace for heat! Thankfully, the HVAC technician simply had to come to our home, find the furnace in the basement and reconnect the gas line. We called the gas providers to provide gas to our home again, and we breathed a sigh of relief as the gas furnace kicked on and poured heat into the house.