This autumn season felt like an Indian Summer.
We had temperatures in the 70s and low 80s through September and a good chunk of October.
While we are starting to have colder temperatures, it wasn’t until last night that we had our very first hard freeze. We had the warning the afternoon before and I knew I had to spring into action. I have a large number of plants that can be negatively affected by freezing temperatures so I got out the cotton blankets to put over my flower patches and my vegetable garden. I also have a number of ornamental cacti that have to be brought indoors during freezes because a single freeze can kill each plant. These cacti are extremely fragile and will not survive a hard freeze and thaw like other plants can without much issues, like a tree for instance. However, I had a different thing quit working on me during our most recent hard free. My furnace cut off half-way through a cycle and I realized that I was going to need assistance from my HVAC supplier. I called them the next day and immediately sent out a technician to diagnose the problem with my furnace. Unfortunately, I need a new furnace and I don’t know how I’m going to afford it. I don’t have enough money in savings to afford the furnace and I don’t have enough on credit cards either to afford it. My only option is to negotiate a payment plan with the HVAC supplier and pray that they’re willing to work with me despite my financial problems.