It was a challenge for me to get through this past winter. It wasn’t because of the holidays taking a toll on my budget for the past few months, nor was it due to the biting cold making me want to stay indoors all day. No, this past winter was rough because I went through the entire season using only a fireplace! See, over the summer I had this bright idea to install radiant floor heating in my home. I wanted to switch to a more efficient heating system for my house, and in particular, I wanted a heating system that wouldn’t leave me feeling perpetually overheated. I also didn’t want a heating system that would make the entire house feel dry, as if all the humidity was being evaporated out of my home. So, I worked with an HVAC contracting firm to get the plans together and begin laying down the radiant floor heating system throughout my home. Unfortunately for me, the process proved to take much longer than expected, as I kept hitting snags in the installation. At one point, I had to stop laying down the radiant floor heating cables because we discovered a major infestation of cockroaches in a corner of my house! It was unreal, seeing so many of these big nasty bugs in one place. The infestation proved to be so severe that the house had to be fumigated, which was no fun at all. That’s why I spent most of my winter with a friend at their house, where they only had a fireplace to provide warmth through the cold winter weather. Some of us have all the luck, don’t we?