Just to give an update on the first snow day of the fall, I am boycotting old heating oil furnaces because they are inconvenient. So I am currently without a substantial heat source. Strangely, my house isn't nearly as cold as you'd think. Of course, I'm still bundled up in every odd and end knitted accessory that I could muster. I have the little space heater blowing towards the pipes. That's all I care about. I really really really don't want to burst the pipes. I will keep you all updated on this riveting situation.