Since it’s just now getting cold in Alabama, I’m really only just no beginning the no heat challenge. And already it’s been a challenge. My feet are freezing right now. Now I only have on thin socks at the moment, but it’s been cold in the house all day. It got down to 63 upstairs (or at least that’s what it was when I woke up) and despite my flannel pjs, cozy socks, a blanket and my comforter, and the cat under the covers with me, I was shivering.
Yes Caty Cat sleeps under the covers. It’s how I know that my house is really cold.
I’ve resisted turning on the heat because the downstairs is staying very warm (68-70) with the heat and the days are still pretty warm. I’m not going to be ridiculous this year like I was when I was in grad school (I’m not that poor anymore – yay!), but I’m not going to turn the heat until it’s consistently cold. And I’m only going to put it on 64. The house is big and I just spent all summer paying to keep it a livable cool. I think with warm clothes, hot tea, and a kitty who likes to snuggle I’ll be fine.
Are you trying to keep your house cooler this year? How are you doing so far?