Today it got up to 26 degrees as the high. It has been 25 years since Northern Ireland has seen these low temperatures. It has extended our Christmas vacation because the kids had Friday, Monday, and Tuesday off as snow days. I doubt they will go to school on Wednesday which was their last day before Christmas break. Unfortunately, Cam had to work today. The kids and I spent the day Christmas baking and trying to stay warm. We kept a fire going in the front room most of the day. They tried to play outside in the snow but only lasted a couple minutes. Too cold!! Last night one of the villages here made a new low record with -18 degrees celsius. It is a great learning curve on our part to figure out the best way to heat the house. Thankfully, we had a plumber come out a couple days ago and balance the radiators and give us helpful advice.