If I look out my window I can see all of the beautiful Christmas lights on people’s homes but it is very strange because we can also still see the grass. Normally by this time of year we have a blanket of white outside and it helps everyone get in the mood for the holidays. Just the other day I was out putting up some decorations and the daytime temperature was in the mid-sixties, I found myself wishing that it was thirty two degrees and snowing instead. I know that sounds miserable. To get into the holiday spirit it helps to have the snow on the ground. There’s nothing better than being outside in the snow and then coming into your nice warm house to enjoy hot chocolate. When the kids were little they used to be outside for hours and come in with frozen noses to a hot bowl of soup and the warmth of the HVAC system. We are fortunate to have a good system that has worked for years and it keeps our house evenly heated throughout the long cold winters. When we installed the boiler about 15 years ago I was really concerned that it was not going to be a sufficient form of heat however I was proven wrong. The baseboard registers heat up when they warm water flows through the pipes and they disperse the heat evenly as opposed to a forced air system that blows the hot air around. We also didn’t have the expense of putting in ductwork which would have been significant considering we have an old farmhouse and the walls would have had to been opened up to do so. I hope the weather changes and we get snow soon or at least before Christmas.