Saturday, January 19, 2008

Photo Hunt #93: Important

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.

11 comments:

Linda said...

It's cold here too...but not quite that cold! I'm thanking the Lord for my furnace this morning, that's for sure!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

**"Liza"** said...

yes those are very important indeed especially with this cold season..;)
Have a great weekend! Mine is here take a peak if you had a chance..;) .

Goofy Girl said...

Brrr! Makes me feel cold - really do need those things!

CRIZ LAI said...

Gosh...I can't imagine staying under -22F of weather. I hope that you have enough heat to make your family more comfortable :)

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Have a nice weekend!

Maddi said...

Wow!! That is cold!!

Thanks for visiting my ph!

Jenty said...

You're right about heating being important! Those mittens look so cuddly.

Linda said...

Thanks very much! I like your picture, but it makes me wonder were our swedish winter has gone. We use to have lots of snow and freezing cold, but this year it's just rain and hardly any snow at all. So be greatful about the cold... :)

Inland Empire Girl said...

Okay.... you have me beat on the temperature. It is only 16 degrees here. Yes, you are right... gloves are important.

Heather said...

Thank you all for stopping by! I'm a little late in getting around this weekend, but I really enjoyed visiting all of your blogs.

Staying warm... hope you all are too! ;o)

Mec said...

your post kinda made me sad because my husband is off to china where it's really really cold right now and i can't help but worry about him keeping warm...

and yes, it's important to keep warm!

Heather said...

Thanks for stopping by, Mec. I hope your husband is keeping warm. Hopefully this deep freeze will be over soon! ;o)