I would be too! Shame on that guy spreading “fake news” (lies)! Something like that is not funny at all. Imagine if a lot of people took it upon themselves to go out into this bitter cold looking for homeless people “to save” - and end up frostbitten or worse for their fruitless effort. That person’s Twitter account should be terminated!
As for the cold… Usually when we get an oil delivery we shut the furnace off so any sediment in the bottom of the tank doesn’t get sucked through the filter and shorten the filter’s life… or plug it up causing the furnace to shut down. This morning when I told my wife the oil company was here, she shut off the furnace while I went outside to unlocked the door under the porch where the tank is. Later, as I was going through the forum posts my shoulders and back started to feel a little chilly. I looked at the thermometer in the kitchen and it was showing 69F/20.5C instead of 72F/22C. Switching channels I saw the basement temperature had dropped down from the usual 71-72F to 62F/16.6C. Checking the remote shut down switch at the top of the basement stairs I found it was still shut off! Arrrgh! Now the furnace will be running non-stop for over an hour to bring the entire house back to @Helen’s “beach” weather.
We woke up to -5.6F/-20.9C this morning, but no wind - just a slight breeze with mild gusts. I actually sat out on the porch in the sun (clear sky) for 15 minutes drinking my coffee (which did get cold fast) and watching the birds eat the different kinds of seeds I through out this morning.
Currently at 1:24 PM it’s shot up to 9.7F/-12C. They say our high may be as high as 14F/-10C. My wife hopes so. It doesn’t really make a difference to me either way. I’ve got nodding to do!