I am so fortunate that this year every one of us have been able to get through the holidays without a single weather disaster! As soon as Halloween has ended, every year my section is generally subjected to at least a single major blizzard, and usually right around the time all the people is travelling for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Then I distinctly remember a single year my parents and I were trying to beat an ice storm new home on Christmas eve, and every one of us nearly got stuck in a traffic jam instead. I adore a white Christmas as much as the next New Englander, but trying to get around in Wintertide can be impossible. Just making plans this far north between the weeks of November and May is consistently met with the “as long as the weather holds,” which is New England code for “as long as every one of us don’t get a foot of snow or a major ice storm that morning, I will see you then.” Well, this year has been largely snow free with just a few dustings here and there. Myself and my HVAC plan are so grateful; this means my utility bills haven’t been suffering. Then the high winds while in a blizzard can make it hell on my outdated farmhouse to stay sizzling while in the winter. However my oil boiler is enjoying a nice cut from its proper endless cycles to keep us all comfortable, since the weather has been calm. I know global warming is undoubtedly terrible, but right now its saving myself and others a lot of money, so I will reap the benefits while I can.