First time this season

I turned on the floor heater in my car this morning, for the first time this season. There was just a little too much chill without it.

Yesterday I closed windows in the house one by one as the temperature dropped. I keep them open as long as I can, but it was getting downright cold.

I don’t want to have the furnace kick on anytime soon. It’s bad enough when the days get shorter and the morning jackets come out, but I really don’t like the smell of when the furnace comes on for the first time, or the knowledge that stale air will hang in the house for a few months. The humidifier we put on helps, but not like May does.

This post originally appeared on, the online home of the Midland (MI) Daily News. Republished with permission.

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