This past week, there was a windstorm in our area. This is fairly uncommon. While both of us experience a lot of cold weather plus snow, both of us are not an part that is identifiably known for strong winds. The wind was moving at about 80 mph in some sites, which caused many businesses, homes, plus streets to lose power. The stop lights on our street were out of power, so traffic was slowed down, and 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 rest by candlelight, disconnect from technology, plus study a book or play a game of cards. However, given that it was the middle of the winter, this got old actually abruptly. After a few minutes, both of us began to feel the impact of losing the heat. The temperature was dropping swiftly, plus both of us didn’t have a whole lot of options, then growing up, our family house had a fireplace. Whenever both of us lost power, our dad would just grab some logs plus heat the house the old fashioned way. Unfortunately for me, I no longer live in a house with a fireplace. Even if I did, I’m not sure I would suppose 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 maintenance our issue. Both of us were without heat for about more than two days. By the time the power turned back on, our house was in the forties! Even though I spent those more than two days bundled up in blankets plus layers, I ended up catching a nasty cold. Both of us entirely take the luxury of heating plus cooling for granted.