I found out the hard way last winter that South Bend, IN is not really a place that you want to live in during the winter if your furnace isn’t working the right way! I guess I was just too cheap to get the furnace fixed in the fall when I needed to get it done last year. That was not something that I will ever make the mistake of doing again though! I was having a lot of trouble financially last year and I just did not think that I was going to be able to make ends meet if I paid a fortune to get my furnace repair done. However, it was right before the winter when my furnace tore up and I really should have just gone ahead and done it. I really do not know what I was thinking. I guess the whole reason that I made that mistake was because last year was my first winter in South Bend, IN. I really had no frame of reference when it came to winters at that point because I was coming straight up from the south to live in South Bend, IN for a new job. Back where I came from, we did not really even need a good furnace during the winter because the weather never really got all that cold. Down where I’m from, the coldest that it would get in the winters was usually about 60 degrees. I mean, if you have a little space heater and you throw a blanket on top of your bed, you’re usually just fine. Let me just say that that is not the case here in South Bend IN. I had no idea about what I was in for when I neglected to get the furnace fixed, though!