This past week, there was a windstorm in our area. This is fairly uncommon. While the people I was with and I experience a lot of frigid weather and snow, the people I was with and I are not an section that is certainly known for strong winds. The wind was moving at about 68 mph in some sites, which caused many businesses, homes, and streets to lose power. The stop lights on my street were out of power, so traffic was slowed down; Even the local grocery store had to close down because it was out of power. Normally, I don’t mind losing power. I suppose it’s kind of fun to sit by candlelight, disconnect from technology, and learn a book or play a game of cards. However, given that it was the middle of the Winter, this got old genuinely quickly. After a few hours, the people I was with and I began to know the impact of losing the heat. The temperature was dropping quickly, and the people I was with and I didn’t have a whole lot of options… Growing up, my family beach apartment had a fireplace. Whenever the people I was with and I lost power, my dad would just grab some logs and heat the apartment the old fashioned way. Unfortunately for me, I no longer live in a apartment with a fireplace. Even if I did, I’m not sure I would know where to start when it comes to using it as a source of heat. Since the wind caused power outages all over the area, it took time for the power companies to come repair our issue. The two of us were without heat for about 3 days. By the time the power turned back on, our apartment was in the forties! Even though I spent those 3 days bundled up in blankets and layers, I ended up catching a nasty cold. The two of us absolutely take the luxury of heating and cooling for granted.