Last Wintertide feels almost appreciate a sort of fever dream.
My partner plus I moved up here to look after her mom at the end stages of her life.
Both of us have lived in the land of the heat pump, sunshine plus yellow skied winters for the past 30 years. Both of us truly tried to get her mom to come down south with us for the past decade. But she just wouldn’t budge. So as she nears the end plus needs near constant care, the people I was with and I chose to move up here. This isn’t a permanent situation plus our partner plus I are still working but are doing so remotely. Both of us found a small house near her mom for us to live in. The little house even came with a up-to-date gas oil furnace. And given the fact that I had zero experience with a rugged winter, I thought a up-to-date gas oil furnace would be great. Still, I was so utterly unprepared for what a drastic northern Wintertide truly had in store. It’s appreciate the temperature control didn’t have enough digits on it for heating the house. And the gas oil furnace seemed to run all the time even though I was still chilly in the house. Come to find out, that had everything to do with the house itself. I had not prepared it for winter. But then again, I didn’t suppose any better. I do now plus I got with it this year in order to have a much cozier Wintertide with far less luxurious heating bills. I spent a few weekends truly making sure the house is super tight plus well insulated. So while I’m not looking forward to all the cold, I’m not near as afraid of it as I might have been had I not l earned how to prep the house for winter.