It has been freezing here! Just like all over the place we have had super super cold temperatures all week. We haven't had very much snow (knock on wood) but it has been so cold we don't even want to go anywhere.
It is times like this that I am thankful for our fireplace. If we ran the ancient heater in this house enough to keep the house warm this past week our heating bill would be outrageous! So we have been burning lots of wood to help warm the main living area of the house. This of course means hauling wood in off the porch on a regular basis. I guess it's a good thing I have such willing helpers.