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Monday, January 3, 2011

I Hate Being Cold!!

Just in case you were wondering.

I'm typing this while laying in bed with a warm (hot) corn bag on my feet and another one laying next to me. Despite what you might think, I am NOT in bed because I am tired. I am in bed because after ten o'clock the temperature around here starts to plummet. During the day we keep the temp. at an almost comfortable 70 degrees, but come 10 p.m. and it falls like a rock to our nighttime low of 60. :-(

So, out of curiosity, what do you set your thermostat to?

10 comments:

  1. I looked. We have two. One is at 66 and one is at 70. I forgot to turn them down last night. Hope you are warmer today! Tina

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  2. Tina, do you have radiators? I liked that kind of heat better than the furnace. Our house in Mpls. had a thermostat on each level. I loved it. The heat seemed much more uniform.

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  3. I guess we really should have a programmable thermostat, but we've never installed it. Instead, I get nasty condemning letters from Xcel Energy comparing my usage with my neighbors. It seems unfair, since I am at home most days, while my neighbors are all out of their houses and working.

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  4. Jen, do they really send you letters?! Wow! You would think they'd be happy to get your money :-). Yes, being home all day should definitely be taken into account!!

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  5. You know we like to be warm, so at home we have the prpogrammable thermostat set at 72 during the day and 65 at night. Here in AL we have it set at 72 during the day and 70 at night.

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  6. Mom, it was -8 here this morning :-(. I want to come visit you right now!!!!! The kids want to know why we can't stay down there for 2 1/2 months like you do.

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  7. Hi, you don't know me but I could not resist leaving a comment. The setting of the thermostat is a subject of great interest and controversy in our house. We keep it at 70 during the day and turn it down to 63 at night. p.s. I am not a stalker :) I think you know my sister, Crystal, of spruce amba family in Alaska. I found your blog from her blog.
    Carrie

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  8. Carrie, no worries. I don't feel stalked :-). I'm glad you commented. Blogging is a weird thing, as you have no idea who the "silent" readers are. I always find it funny when I talk to someone and they say, "oh, I read your blog.". It always makes me feel a little exposed :-), but that's okay!

    I'm just glad your out there! I thought if Crystal when I posted this because I know it's much colder where she is, most of the time. I'm just a wimp!

    Barb

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  9. I guess we're still wimpy Texans over here; we keep ours at 69 AT ALL TIMES and we have portable heaters in each room. :-)

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  10. Oh I forgot to say that I love your family pic!

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