"Dear Mom, The cold here is not too bad. The heater works just fine, and we left the pipes running in case of a hard freeze. I am perfectly warm so don't worry about it. I have a ton of layers that I can put on. Also, it is good because the more cold it gets the less bugs and spiders there will be in the summer. Last summer was INSANE how many there are. I think a lot of them died last night though, so that is good. :)"
Good luck with that Son. :) He's a hopeful soul.