Even our portable heater is not able to keep up with the cold. I am super thankful to our wonderful neighbor and friend who blessed us with the use of this heater. Without it, I'd be much colder. Our apartment has a newer energy efficient furnace, but the heat ducts and temperature control is only in the bedroom. There is no insulation under our kitchen and living room floors and underneath the floor is an open crawl space.
Every year, we have put together a box or two to give to an anonymous needy child. There are so many good charities out there. I urge you to remember those who are less fortunate. If you don't know where to give, call your local church or action agency. If you live in our area, here's the link to our local non-profit agency serving Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, Rusk, Taylor and Clark counties. http://www.indianheadcaa.org/about.htm
If you or anyone you know is in need, here is a handy link which lists all local food shelves, meals and assistance. http://www.sawyercountygov.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=XX-4kyrkwYs%3D&tabid=103&mid=1221
I love that our Heavenly Father said that when we give care to the poor, we give care to Him.