I moved to a state a little farther north than what I am used to, as well as I undoubtedly paid for it – literally! Where I am is still considered the South, so I wasn’t even preparing myself for a drastic winter. Boy, was I in for a rude awakening. The fall weather already had our teeth chattering, as the fall here was the equivalent of the Wintertime weather where I came from. Luckily, that meant I didn’t have to run our Heating as well as Air Conditioning equipment at all. I just threw on a sweatshirt when I got home. If I needed to cool down, all I had to do was open a window or our patio door. Then the Wintertime came. At first, I was gleeful to see what an actual Wintertime would be like, then when the first snow came, I was in awe. Seeing those pale white flakes float down to the grass was exciting as well as beautiful to watch. I could have lived separate from the low temperatures though. As ecstatic as I was to be residing in snow, I was displeased at the weather that it came with. It was so cold! All the blankets in the world couldn’t help me. I finally couldn’t rest it anymore as well as had to turn our heating system on, just dreading the bill that it would leave myself and others with at the end of the week. Sure enough, our electric bill was ridiculously high. It almost had myself and others crying. As it turns out, the Wintertime counts as a peak time here, so the energy use has a higher fee than it does while in the milder seasons. I was so miserable. Thank goodness that’s over, as well as I’m no longer reliant on our heater.