When you think about family holiday celebrations, all the people picture being gathered around a table, sharing funny tales and also laying down by a big Christmas tree with eggnog. Or maybe your family sings carols or has other traditions that are similar to the ones seen on the Hallmark channel. My family is absolutely unusual from the “normal”. The two of us celebrate by driving up into the mountains each year to stay in the outdated family farm house that has been in our family for five full generations. Not much has changed there over time except the fact that it now has electricity finally. That only happened in the last several years so there aren’t genuinely any modern conveniences there just yet. One of the things I have been pushing for, now that the people I was with and I have power to the condo is the installation of some sort of heat. I understand that they don’t want to put in a full blown Heating as well as A/C system, but the people I was with and I should at least look into some sort of portable heat that can be used while the people I was with and I are there. The older members of the family insist that having the fireplace going is nearly satisfactory but they aren’t the 1s sleeping at the other end of the house. The study areas are cold frosty as well as no matter how many blankets the people I was with and I use, it is still hard to get a nice night’s sleep. It is enjoyable to see all the people but if things don’t change, the people I was with and I may make other arrangements for the upcoming year. A easy infrared furnace would go a long way to making our stay at the farm house so much more nice to live in. The very next thing after that will be putting a flush toilet so the people I was with and I don’t have to freeze in the house in the late night hours.