Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's Cold!

This morning, when I woke up, I heard the heat pump kick on. I wonder how many times it did that during the night?  I got up, went to the living room, where the thermostat was set on 63, and the temperature in the room was the same.  I noticed that the french door was open from the kitchen to the sun porch, a space that is unheated. So, I shut the door, and lowered the thermostat to 60 deg. I knew that when the sun rose, it would be slightly warmer in the house. I dressed in my sweats, with a hoodie and warm socks. I haven't gotten warm enough yet.

So I yielded to my urge to hike up the thermostat by one degree....just a few minutes ago. The room is now 62 degrees. It might as well be below zero, it doesn't feel much warmer to me than that, after all those days when we hovered eighty degrees. Then BOOM! A cold front blew through here, and dropped things by twenty degrees.  I feel like it's winter!

 I don't need to drag out the woolies, but with such a difference in daytime temps, it does feel uncomfortable. So, I'll put on more clothing...or heavier.... and just try to get used to it. If I have to turn on the heat, I will, but it's really not what I want to do.  It's too soon, and with the rising rates on the  power bills, I would like to delay that move as long as I can. On the other hand, I don't want to look like I'm having a seizure as I shiver, either. 

I wish we had a REAL fireplace...where we could burn wood. We just might have to consider that option...pretty soon.  The electric stove takes the chill off, and gives the idea that there's a warm flame burning in it, but because it's electric, it's not a saver at all.

We'll manage to get through another cold season, but I don't want it to start too early...or last very long. Meanwhile, I guess I'll just have to take it day by day, and worry about tomorrow when it gets here.


  1. A fireplace is really a life saver
    when it is cold. It sure saves on the bill. The only thing I don't like is the mess it makes but it is worth it and so cosy.

  2. Oh friend it is raining and windy and 47 degrees outside today. I'm like you in sweats, and hoodie, warm socks! Our heat is on at 62 degrees but only turn it on for night time...We also have an heated mattress pad on bed..and I love that warm toasty mattress.
    Keep Warm..Keep the Faith..Feel the Hugs..."D"

  3. You may want to consider a pellet stove. Easier to install and quite efficient.Very little ash left and they can be controlled with a thermostat as well. Have a friend that heats his whole house that way.
    Just a thought. It's a little chilly here too.