No point in putting away space heaters, warmth won’t last

Sometimes I’m pretty sure that I’m not right in the head.

  • Especially when I make the same mistakes over and 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 and finally break 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 both of us first get a few afternoons of sizzling air. After a long, freezing Winter time there will inevitably be a few afternoons when the outdoor air temperature becomes unseasonably sizzling around May. Out of nowhere, the outdoor climate will take a turn for warmer afternoons. The fresh, sizzling air that comes blowing through the region regularly makes me think that a solid Spring is on its way. Hurray! Surely, our frigid afternoons are over and I can look forward to lower energy bills and outdoor comfort. That’s right about when I power down the forced air oil furnace and call my heating, cooling, and ventilation dealer for a professional heating, cooling, and ventilation inspection on the air conditioner unit. It’s also when I pack up all my space oil furnaces and throw them into the attic. About a month later, you’ll find me digging all of those portable heating devices back out of storage when the outdoor air temperature returns to ice frigid normalcy and the apartment is cold. I won’t want to use the recently-maintained oil furnace, so I’ll need those damn portable heating devices back at my frigid feet again. And I’ll do it all over again next year.