I woke up on Thursday, October 3rd and it was 34 degrees outside, and 56 degrees inside in the living room. I momentarily thought about turning on the pellet stove but didn't!

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I know many Mainers make it a game how long they can go without turning on the pellet stove, lighting the fire, or turning on the furnace. Looking back on Facebook, I can see years past where I have lit the pellet stove by now. Truth be told it seems easier to light the pellet stove rather than turning on the furnace.

We try to make it through Indigenous People's Day/Columbus Day before turning on the pellet stove at night. We still have the two air conditioners in the windows, and those need to come out this weekend! It's also time to go around and make sure all the windows are closed and sealed, especially in the attic. Plus, I have 6 tons of pellets that need to be put in the basement!

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