After a grueling week of temperatures that hovered near zero, we are about to experience a tropical heat wave. Tropical heat wave may be a bit overdoing it, but it is going to get up into the forties for the next week. Everyone is very excited about the warm up and it was even the top news on the local news station. People were excited about having an early spring. The weather reporter reminded them that it was only February so they shouldn’t go overboard. I think the best thing about this brief warm up has more to do with giving the furnace a rest for a week or so. We’ll still be using the furnace, but it won’t be running so hard. Our poor furnace was having a difficult time keeping up to the demand we were putting on it. The thermostat in our living room was set to sixty-eight, yet we were unable to get it above sixty-five. That meant that it was really cool in the house. I have to laugh, because they are saying forty-five for the high on Monday, and everyone is acting like it is summer. One guy said that it was putting him in the mood to go camping. I have camped in forty degree weather, and it is not fun. Of course, most people don’t use tents nowadays. They have their travel trailers that have heating and air conditioning. If I had camping like that when I was younger, I may have not disliked camping nearly as much as I do now..