My granddaughter Faith doesn't have central heating in her room. She did have an electric heater that blew hot air and it kept her room warm and toasty. It broke.
When Faith told me this I said I would call her grandpa and ask him to buy a new heater on the way home from work.
Faith said, "No, no Grandma. I don't need it; winter's almost over."
I said, "It's January, Faith. It will be cold for a long time yet."
Faith, "Pretty soon it will be only a few degrees below zero. I'll be fine, don't spend the money. I just sleep with clothes on and a hat."
Spoken like a true Canadian.
Her mom says she is buying her a new heater today.
Yesterday, my husband came home from work and said, "Man, it's cold out there."
I said, "Really? I could smoke outside without my hands freezing today. I thought it was pretty warm."
He said, "It's 18 below. Yesterday it was 28 below with the wind chill, that's why it feels warmer."
Huh. I think I'm a true Canadian too.
All these temperatures are in celsius not farenheit. I looked up the difference: -28 C is -18 F and -18 C is 0. F