Here in the mountains, every one of us are finally seeing the very beginning of fall. It isn’t hot outside, and the evenings are getting relatively cool. I’ve always enjoyed the fall season a great deal. The leaves turn various colors and I can easily smell smoke from nearby fireplaces. I also love breaking wood into fireplace-size logs, and not using the A/C machine. In fact, I have opened the windows the last few afternoons now, but I shut them up for the evenings. It isn’t so gelid yet where I need to turn on the heating machine. All I need is an extra blanket. However, it is time for our annual furnace tune-up. In these terribly cold mountains, I never want to experience a furnace breakdown ever. I would easily rather have the Heating and Air Conditioning corporation come out and check out our furnace before I start using it again. Afterall, our furnace has not been in use for well over 6 months now. So I’ll have the Heating and Air Conditioning machine professional check it out and order any parts that might be needed now before the real freezing weather is actually here. The group of us have the fireplace, extra portable heating machines and lots of blankets, but having a properly working furnace is an absolute must in our neck of the woods. So I’ll schedule a furnace tune-up for the following week, since I could be turning on that furnace the following month. Otherwise, I could be forced to split a lot more wood for the fireplace than what was originally planned for. In fact, I doubt if our wood shed could actually hold enough wood to keep the fireplace burning all day and all evening. So I seriously would be better off with a well-working furnace, instead of an overworked fireplace.