Last night my family and I watched Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Boy I sure miss John Candy, one of the funniest guys, may he rest in piece. One of my favorite parts of the movie is when they're riding in the back of the pickup truck and he asks how cold do you think it is outside, he says 1.
Well this morning I wake up and walk around the house in shorts and a tee shirt and as we all get ready for school and work it seems like a normal morning. My daughter opens the door to feed our cat and we feel this gush of brutal cold air. We turn on the TV and it's 1 outside. I'm so glad I'm burning coal. If we were still burning wood, the house would have been 60 this morning. And with coal, during this cold weather, my stoves run even better. This is the first winter in 3 years where the house is warm, throughout.
Anyway, I get to work and my buddy has a split lip. I asked him what happened, he said it was so cold this morning while loading his outdoor wood boiler that he rubbed his lip and it cracked a bit. I told him to go to med point and then join our forum. This is guy that tells me Obama is going to shut down coal burning and I was making a big mistake switching from wood to coal.
Normally, I'll raz him a little for a comment like that, but with Christmas coming, I decided to take the high road, and told him, by the way, my house was 74 this morning and 14 hours later I'll load my stove while in my shorts. I cannot believe he gave me the bird.
I reminded him that heating with wood warms you twice, and apparently splits your lip. Wood burners, they're such easy targets!