This week's Photo Hunt theme is "important," and I had a hard time settling on just one idea. There are so many important things in my life; my faith, my husband, my children, my home, the list goes on and on...
But this morning I took a drive to the corner gas station for a fill-up, forgetting my gloves, and in the few moments it took to place the nozzle into the tank, two of my fingertips were nearly frostbitten.
This morning's temp: -22F. Not counting the wind chill factor.
In temperatures like this, warm gloves or mittens (as well as coats, hats, scarves and boots) are extremely important.
Not to mention the importance of a good home heating system. Just over a year ago, we installed a geothermal heat pump in our home. It runs on electricity, extracting heat from ground water which is pumped up from a well, through the system, then expelled into the pond in our front yard (this is known as an "open loop" system). Of course, our electric bill is higher now, but we've still seen some savings over what we used to spend on fuel oil, and those savings will increase dramatically once we pay off the loan for the system.
There are oh, so many important things in this life, but in sub-zero temps, HEAT is extremely important.
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