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Winter bothers me

If I’m being honest with you, I can be a bit of a chicken.

Sometimes I get nervous or paranoid about things in life, and my fear makes me act irrationally.

I can be neurotic and really aggravated when I let my brain get the best of me. This is one of the things I struggle with, living alone in my own home. I love living alone – there’s no one to tiptoe around or worry about aggravating. I can count on my home being clean when I return, and generally feel less stressed being on my own. However, there is one time of year that makes me easily scared. Winters here are brutal. Every day, it’s below freezing, with torrential snowfall and plenty of ice, so there’s things to worry about with the heating, cooling, and ventilation system, mostly. You don’t want your forced air oil furnace malfunctioning in the cold. You also don’t want to have the heating system fail in a blizzard, so the nearest heating, ventilation and cooling specialist can’t get to your home. And, you don’t want to be alone if there’s ever a heating failure – or else you have even less heat to comfort you. This is my greatest fear each year, as the frigid season approaches. That’s when I remind myself not to be fearful – just be proactive. I call my local heating, ventilation and cooling technician. They make sure my oil furnace is in good shape before the first snowflake falls. Thank goodness for my trustworthy heating company – otherwise, I’d have to live in the South.