The temps this morning were a brisk 48 (F), so I did what comes naturally, turned on the heat. There was a time when I would wait as long as possible. That stopped a few years back. Living in Central PA, where we have boodles of natural gas, and using that same fossil fuel to heat and cook with, my expenses are fairly... well, inexpensive, around $600 a year for cooking, hot water, and heating.
And, speaking of gas, the UK's having problems getting petrol to their stations. Truck (and or lorry, which ever you prefer) drivers are needed. This is partially, or mostly, a Brexit problem, depending upon whom your listening to or reading. Evidently many of the drivers were foreign nationals and they either went home, or don't have the correct paperwork, to continue driving.
China's having problems, too. Good for Xi. The country's still mostly dependent upon coal and there are problems getting it to the factories that need it... and... well, things are beginning to shut down. Of course, they're also experiencing this little credit issue with one of their largest companies defaulting on their $120 million loan payments. And Xi is not having an okay day. Maybe he should listen to a little AJR. Maybe he should set the bar a little lower and then maybe he'd be a lot less sad.