With the final Christmas decorations hung, and presents wrapped, Christmas Eve Eve offered time for an early evening repast with some bourbon and a cigar. I knew it would be getting cold quickly on the deck so I chose a smallish stick, the Rocky Patel Disciple in Robusto. I also had a bottle of Blade and Bow bourbon I had picked up a few weeks ago that was as yet unopened. That needed to be remedied.
As predicted, the temperature dropped quickly when the sun set. As I was nearing the end of the cigar, I noticed that the Dark Sky app on my phone was reporting 37° with a "feels like" of 34°. For an hour the two propane heaters had provided sufficient warmth. As I was nearing the final puffs on the cigar, one of the heat sources ran out of fuel, signaling the end of an extremely enjoyable pre-holiday evening.