Wow....16 degrees this morning. Snow is still on the ground, especially in shady areas and my pond is almost totally covered with ice. The heat pump is trying to keep up but not doing a very good job of it. I hate to think what the electric bill will be like next time. This time was bad enough, but I had to take into consideration that a new system was being installed and the heat strips were in use while all the duct work was being completed. I hate heat pumps! If I'd known my daughter wasn't moving up here with me I'd have had gas put in. Granted, it's just as expensive but at least the heat coming out of the vents feels warm, not tepid. Heat pumps just can't get enough warm air out of the atmosphere when it's this cold. Hmmmm....a fire in the fireplace might be in the offing this afternoon. If there is global warming I'd like to know where. Just glad I'll be heading for the tropics next month. In the meantime, I'll put on lots of warm clothes and keep my hands off the thermostat no matter how tempting it is to set it higher than 68.
Drat...my feet are cold. Time for a warm soak in the tub.