Happy New Year from the Cold House!
We’re just back from a few days playing touriste in Quebec City– a place that really knows how to enjoy winter. No one up there was griping about the cold– they just put on bigger hats, string up more lights, put on a smile, and go out to ski, toboggan, drink… It was also pleasant driving around in a place where snow tires are mandatory, and the proportion of SUVs on the road was dramatically lower. I think we got out of there just in time, though, as the forecast low for tomorrow night is -17F (-27F). That’s cold even to me.
Back on the home front, our living area has averaged 52.8° F so far this winter. As the graph clearly communicates, the temp in here is rarely steady, either from hour to hour, or day to day. Hard to say how much wood we’ve gone through so far– maybe 1/5th to 1/4 cord. We haven’t started on the actual split wood from Treemagedon yet, still just burning the cut-up branches and other little stuff.