Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Jig Is Up

As I've written about before, we don't normally turn on the heat until November. This year, we'd been planning to hold out until election day, when depending on how things turn out, we might hopefully feel a bit celebratory. Maybe a bottle of wine, maybe turn the heat up to 62? Woo-hoo!

Yeah, we really know how to party around here.

However, we've had a bit of a cold snap lately that has really put a crimp in our plans. The lows temperatures have been in the 30s every day since Friday (except when they've been in the 20s). That's six days in a row. Plus, it's been overcast the much of the last few days, with little opportunity for passive solar heating. The icing on the cake? It was snowing this morning as I drove to work.

When I got home from work, with outdoor temperatures in the 30s, SodaBoy confessed he'd run the heat for a while this afternoon. Not for long: just to get the internal temperature up to 60, and then he turned it back off. Not to worry... we'll still be participating in the Freeze Yer Buns Challenge this winter.

I'm just a bit disappointed to be starting so soon.


lanes123 said...

I now live in a building so amazingly well insulated that I rarely (if ever) turn on the heat, so maybe that helps balance things out cosmically ... in terms of home heating? : )

jo(e) said...

We've had the heat on AND fires in the fireplace.

Yeah, we're wimps.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The men in the family wimped out today and turned on the heat--low though.

I guess snow qualifies you for tuning on the heat.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

how long has the comment form been different?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Guess I haven't been doing enough blogging lately.

Electronic Goose said...

We started the heat this week, too ... I got worried about Bean.

Nadine said...

I'm sure it will come as no surprise to you that I've also given up and turned on the heat. Me and Cold just don't get along.