A Cold House

Although Christmas time is one of my favorite times of the year, I prefer a warm house when it’s time to celebrate.

The joy that the Christmas season brings to my family is undescribable.

Christmas is the only time of the year that our entire family is able to get together. Even our relatives that live in Asia fly out for Christmas each year. To me, there is nothing like celebrating holidays with the ones you love the most. Last year’s Christmas celebration was definitely a unique one. It all started on Christmas Eve when our furnace went out. It was an unusually cold evening, so my husband knew he needed to get the furnace turned back on as soon as possible. Unfortunately, after trying everything he could think of, the furnace still wasn’t turning on. My dad came over to look at it, but he couldn’t figure out the problem either. We knew that no one in our area would be open on Christmas day, so calling an HVAC technician was pointless. We used our three little electric space heaters that we had sitting around the house to keep ourselves warm, and my husband jimmy rigged some sort of contraption to try and keep the pipes from freezing that night. Thankfully, the temperatures rose above freezing early Christmas morning, but it was still the coldest Christmas celebration we have ever had. I don’t think any of the family will ever complain about the house being too warm again. Even though it was cold, we had a great time, and many family members wrote me letters thanking me for the warm memories made on that cold Christmas day.

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