The first few Winters I spent up here were in apartments. I was so cold because the heating & cooling machine was not certainly good. There ended up being a space furnace getting drug all around the apartment. I’d sit in front of that space furnace wherever I was in that apartment. But I also did the same thing at the office. That arena was cold as well. And it wasn’t just me either. The natives of this region were cold as well. So I wasn’t the only one with a space furnace under my desk. When I moved up here, it was supposed to be temporary. I came in to fill a supervisory job while this office looked for a updatement. After a year, I was asked to make it permanent. This was a tough decision because I was torn. On the one hand, this was a job making move & it came with a lot more currency. I had my eyes on getting to the zone controlled Heating & A/C of the corporate offices & this was actually the way forward for that goal. But I’m from the south, living with a winter time that last basically 5 or 6 months was getting to be too much. I absolutely wanted to go back to the temperature that I find the most comfortable. I can take a sizzling Summer thanks to the heat pump. But this deep cold of winter time business was just too much. I decided on job & stayed. I made a five year commitment so I bought a house. Thankfully, my new arena comes with a new gas furnace which made all the difference this past Winter. It was so great & so cozy in my household that I didn’t even have to drag that space furnace all over the household with me.


By Steve