I absolutely love living in a cold atmosphere. I like skiing, snowboarding, and ice sledding. I love to spend the day on the snowmobile. My family and I have lived up north since I was a kid. I remember having huge snow storms when I was younger. School was closed down for several days in a row and my friends and I spent the day outside in the snow. My mom made me a healthy and nutritious lunch when I came in from being outside. She always had the heater running in the kitchen. We had a central furnace, but we also had a small space heater in the kitchen. When my mom would cook dinner or bake desserts, she always ran the space heater to keep the kitchen warm and cozy. On the days that I stayed home from school because of the snow, my mom would always run the space heater so I had a warm place to sit after I came inside the house from being with my friends. I got to sit down by the space heater and my mom made me fresh hot chocolate and cookies when I came back in from the cold. I remember those times fondly, when I think about the cold weather and frigid temperatures. I don’t have nearly as much fun now, when the weather gets cold. Now that I am an adult with a family of my own, my first thought is always concern about the furnace and whether or not it will work well during the winter season.