It got down to 44 degrees last night. Not as bad as predicted, which was 39, but I went ahead and repositioned furniture to make my light bill as low as possible once I have to start using the plug-in heaters.
My central heat is still not working and I really don’t want to spend $700 plus in parts and that doesn’t even include the labor. So once more, I’ll be using plug in heaters to keep it warm.
I figure the less area that needs to be heated, the better!!
First thing to do was to get everything I use daily out of the living room downstairs, upstairs to my bedroom. Since I love small spaces, this is not a problem for me. It’s rather cozy.
Then I moved the kitchen table back into the dining area. I have curtains separating the kitchen from the living room on one end and a door on the other end. Remember, I used to live in the living room. Now I can block off half of the downstairs area and don’t have to worry about heating a room that no one uses.
I still had bubble wrap from when I had the travel trailer so I used that to stuff in the opening at one of the windows. It’s open to allow for the cord that goes to the motion sensor flood light I have out front. I’m glad I kept it. I’m sure the rest of it will come in handy as it gets colder.
Here is Silly’s new camp beside my bed.
This morning I was very pleased to find the temperature still at 71 on the inside. I’m happy that getting new windows and door installed, plus the new siding is helping to keep the heat in.
Last winter was so mild, I’m sure we won’t be that lucky this time around…..or will we?
11 thoughts on “Winterizing the House 12/8/2012”
I’ve heard a novel idea a couple of winters ago to have a personal heater and to warm yourself instead of a whole room. I don’t think the guy (Paul Wheaton) thought about pipes and food freezing. He talked about it on his podcast and I found it an interesrting thought though. We have a wood burning stove for heat and back up electric. I keep a home sewn magic bag in my lap or under my feet on really cold days 🙂
I finally made it to your new site. This comment section works really well and the main page loads pretty fast. Do you like it?
Mmmm….personal heater would be okay if you sit in one place. What about when you have to move around and do stuff? Ha, looks like you are prepared for cold no matter what happens. Good for you Sue!! 🙂
I really like WordPress. I’m still getting used to it and still have a lot to learn, but I think I’ll keep it…..until the pull a “Facebook” LOL. Thank for stopping by. 🙂
It works but I have to be logged in, which is so weird. Anyway it seems to work. 🙂
Weird…sorry about that.
Now that I think about it, when I comment on your blog, I also have to sign in, either with my Blogger or WordPress ID.
Anyway….thanks for stopping by! It’s good to see you 🙂
Okay I’ll try leaving a comment here!
You asked about my feelings on the new blogger…like you I kept the old blogger until they forced the new blogger on me…I do not like ‘new’ blogger!
I try to stay off of it as much as possible. I have Google reader on my tablet and I use that for reading and commenting…I only go in to blogger to post or update the look of my blog. They wanted to ‘simplify’ it, when I think the old version was pretty simple. In your words, rat bastards! Ha! Take care, Sheila
Yep…simplify my butt!! They remind me of Facebook….forcing stuff on you. I just hope that WordPress doesn’t pull one of these. It’s still pretty simple, but there is a small learning curve.
Silly looks quite snug in her warm bed…and if Silly is happy, everyone is happy. 🙂 I’m looking forward to long sleeves again…take care, Sheila
Ha, ain’t that the truth. I just left her in her bed and it’s after 3 PM. Lazy wench…lol. Tonight when I get home she’ll be bouncing off the walls.
Long sleeves….yep, I’m loving this weather. You have a great week, Sheila.
Love Silly’s lil saunabed. Tell me more about the lamp…it’s safe, right–she can’t knock it over and start a fire–right?
Yes, it’s safe. It’s very heavy (the top is a flower pot) and the metal frame is very stable. It’s a 50 watt heat lamp. Silly loves it.