The Bear Hat with trailing "sleeves" that can be used as mittens or wrapped around the neck as a scarf helped keep the cold at bay.
travelswithkuma was worried that the hat was made out of an actual bear and that I would try to turn him into a hat. I reassured him that it's fake fur.
This afternoon the temps briefly poked above freezing, and we hitched up the utility trailer and went to Big R and bought another pallet of Douglas Fir firewood. I've been burning it freely, and having another pallet is reassuring on these cold winter nights.