It never snows in this area.
We never even get ice.
A little bit of frost in the morning is the coldest it ever gets. That is, until this year. This year we got a cold spell that broke records set over one hundred years ago. Not only did we get ice but we got snow that stuck around for several days. For years, I just used a space heater to keep my house warm in the winter. However, this winter, I was freezing cold and knew that I needed more heat. Not only for me but for my canaries. My poor birds were all fluffed up and cold. I made sure they got the most heat from the space heater and then I went out to buy a few more space heaters for the home. I guess I was not the only one with this plan because I had to go to 4 different stores before I found one with strong space heaters in stock. That was a lot of fun, let me tell you. Driving around on icy streets was a new experience. Of course, this town doesn’t have snow plows or road salt. The drivers around here don’t have any more experience driving on ice than I do either. Thankfully, I was able to make it home with two new space heater and I did not get in any accidents. Then I plugged in the new space heaters and my house warmed up in a few hours. My canaries and I were comfortable again. I could stay home and enjoy this new weather now that I wasn’t freezing to death.