Friday, January 3, 2014

Snow Day

Outside right now it is quite pretty. Silent with lots of snow. Not ideal to many people but I have seen our tax dollars at work. Sand trucks and plows keep everything pretty functional here so folks will be able to drive around with no problem soon enough. Today's temperatures will keep most of us indoors. It is 12F as I type and will be going "up" to a mere 13F with tonight's temperatures at a -7F. I cannot remember the last time it was this freakin' cold.
Since there is a serious lack of insulation throughout the house, our new bedroom not included, I looked up ways to help keep our son's room from turning into a full fledged ice box. One thing I found was doubling up layers on the windows. So last night I hung a duvet cover over our son's curtains hoping to keep his room warm. I have my fingers crossed that it worked. When I went in to check him last night the room did not feel cold as it usually does. As for tonight, he will sleep in layers with two blankets and we will have the space heater running for him until we go up to bed. Normally we turn it off after we put him down because the room is nice and toasty. But hey, a -7 temperature is nothing to mess with.
I am also thinking that we may need to change how the heat comes on overnight as it is usually off from like 10pm until about 6am, but with negative temps, that may not fly. I fret that our little one may be too cold when in reality he should be alright, but we shall see.

We recently ordered roman shades for our room and for our son's room. Too bad they did not arrive yet as we have no window coverings and while we have a toasty room, a little extra privacy and warmth would be good. I had to wait until I found a stellar deal and thanks to JC Penney Home, we got one. Those shades can be insanely expensive and we purchased the one pair for only $18.99!! The other was about $25.00. While researching I saw some starting at $150.00!!

My cat has become a pill once again, meowing at the crack of Jesus for food. We feed her, it is not enough or she wants something different. As I sit in the living room right now, she is here meowing loud enough that the next town can probably hear her. I call her to me so she won't wander upstairs and wake everyone. She will be 18 in April, if she get that far.

Hope wherever you are the weather is treating you a little more gently.



  1. Great Post, Miss FiFi!
    The heat lately even in this small house has killed us financially! tonight we'll be sure and have a fire in the bedroom. We have the thermostat so low that it feels so wonderful to be in the bed with a cozy, honest-to-gosh wood fire going!
    Stay warm!

  2. Oh how I would love a fireplace in the bedroom. You stay warm too as you guys are supposed to get it way worse than us!!