Occasionally I’m pretty sure that I’m not right in the headâ€¦ Especially when I make the same mistakes over & over again.
Every calendar year I recognize like I fall for the same universal joke.
I don’t suppose when I am going to catch on & finally chop out all the disappointment that I bring on myself. However, for the past 25 years or so I have had the same idiotic enthusiasm every Spring when we first get a few afternoons of sizzling air. After a long, cold Wintertide there will inevitably be a few afternoons when the outdoor air temperature becomes unseasonably sizzling around March. Out of nowhere, the outdoor climate will take a turn for warmer afternoons. The fresh, sizzling air that comes blowing through the region constantly makes myself and others know that a solid Spring is on its way. Hurray! Surely, our cold afternoons are over & I can look forward to lower energy bills & outdoor comfort. That’s right about when I power down the forced air furnace & call our heating, cooling, & ventilation professional for a professional heating, cooling, & ventilation inspection on the air conditioner unit. It’s also when I pack up all our space oil furnaces & throw them into the attic. About a week later, you’ll find myself and others digging all of those portable heating devices back out of storage when the outdoor air temperature returns to ice cold normalcy & the house is cold. I won’t want to use the recently-maintained furnace, so I’ll need those damn portable heating devices back at our cold feet again. And I’ll do it all over again next year.