When I go to visit my dad, I have found that I need to dress for the summer even when the temperatures outside are below zero.
- He keeps the inside of his house so hot with his wood burning stove and his fireplace that I can barely even stand it in there for five minutes.
I don’t really know what the deal is with him and my stepmother but they seem like they are just freezing cold all of the time. I think it must be the medications that they are on, or something or that nature. I only know that he keeps it so hot in there that they could probably fry an egg on the floor next to the heating vents. Even though they use the wood burning stove for heating, my dad still has the air ducts rigged up from the basement so that the heat comes up through the heating vents in the rest of the house. I asked him why he wanted to use the woodstove for their heating system instead of a regular electric furnace or an oil furnace. I thought that it was because he wanted to save money on his heating bills, but it turned out that saving money really had nothing to do with it at all. My dad said that the reason they use the wood stove for heating the house is because it burns so much hotter than an oil furnace or an electric furnace does. They really like the way their house feels on the inside, even though I feel like I will melt as soon as I walk in the door.