When I was a kid, I thought blizzards were great… School would be cancelled and my siblings and I would take full advantage of the unexpected vacation day, but my associate and I were drastic board game players, and after playing two or three, my associate and I would consistently want to play outside in the snow, however layers and layers of snow clothes were pulled on, and then out we’d go! If the snow was fantastic packing snow, we’d make a snowman.
Dad would consistently be ready to hand us a carrot, scarf and hat for the finished product, and next we’d play king of the mountain, climbing and pushing each other off of the mound of snow my father had plowed from the driveway.
Somebody would consistently get hurt and start crying, which meant that it was time to go inside, our condo was heated by an oil-fired boiler and cast iron radiators. I can still hear the gurgling noises that came from the radiators. My associate and I would sit our wet mittens on them and rest on them to soak up the heat! As an adult, I don’t look at blizzards in quite the same way… For one thing, my condo is heated by a gas-fired furnace, which blows heated air through air ducts into the rooms. I miss laying on the radiators, even though I entirely don’t have a need to moderate up after playing outside in the snow as I once did. And I’ve come to realize the importance of high efficiency furnaces, both for energy cost savings and environmental issues, then when blizzards hit the part now, I am more concerned that our Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system is operating than I am about playing outside in the snow.