A few winters ago, my partner and I were trying to save currency to go on a cruise the next summer. Both of us cut several corners that time around. There was no sizable date days, no shopping sprees, no video games, no deranged purchases; the two of us had entirely tighten our belts. When Fall rolled around, the two of us decided to skip our proper oil furnace servicing to save currency; the fall had been very warm and toasty, and the Wintertide was projected to be mild as well. The fall season seemed to last quite a while, the temperature hovered right around 60 degrees even into what was conventionally considered the “Wintertide weeks”. The temperature was seemingly mild up until it wasn’t. It was in mid-December when the bottom dropped out of the temperature and my oil furnace was not up to the work of being switched on full blast to keep us warm. To be totally honest, my oil furnace broke down. While the two of us were waiting on repairs– apparently the Heating and Air Conditioning dealers were entirely backed up as many folks in the area had decided to skip the fall oil furnace service– the two of us had to stay at a local hotel for a very long time. Naturally, as supply as well as demand would have it, the hotel had many local buyers that Wintertide as well as their prices had skyrocketed. Eventually it was all said as well as done, our partner as well as I had spent nearly all of our trip savings on the hotel room as well as oil furnace service costs. Lesson learned. Since then, the two of us haven’t gone a single year without having our oil furnace diagnosed in the fall to be positive that it can get us through the winter.