This season has been pretty hard on our family, and I am deeply grateful that it is about it be over. The brutal cold weather, plus the snow and ice, have wreaked havoc with us on pretty much every level! Speaking for myself, I can tell you that I have never been as sick as I have over this past Winter. Having to stay inside for days on end, with feet of snow falling without fail, weakened my immune system to the point of getting sick! At least I assume it did. It actually had more to do with the air filter being dirty than simply being indoors, though. I was forgetful about changing the air filter during the fall and by the middle of Winter, it was really dusty inside our home. The two of us have multiple children too, and they are germ magnets! Whatever the exact reason, all I know is that this Winter has been the worst for me from a physical standpoint. Speaking from a cost standpoint, this Winter also terrible for finances. I had to get the gas furnace fixed twice! Plus, I had to have the Heating plus A/C serviceman come out with the air filter I forgot to change on a sixth occasion. Overall it was really disheartening from a financial aspect, but I do love the Heating and A/C tech I deal with, so at least I was able to put some food on their table. Perhaps during the Summer, I will need her services for the A/C – but I really hope not. I love the service tech I work with, but man am I sick of having to spend money for him!