It feels like heaven, lol!
My heartfelt thanks to all those that have donated milk to others; you are amazing
I'm not sure what I'll do when the new babe gets here though -- the day will be fine (sling) but I don't know about night.
But this house retains heat like it's going out of style (not unlike the whole Phoenix metro area). Our electric bills in summer for A/C are killer, but for winter there's really nothing to complain about.
I'm a wimp about cold, but grew up with my mother, who was all about letting it be cold at night (when I visit her house I'm forever turning up the thermostat, lol).
breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling Heathen parent to my little Wanderer, 7 1/2 , and baby Elf-stone, 3/11!
DH and I live in an old house, which is hard to keep warm--thank goodness it is small, or we would NEVER get any heat built up! This year we decided to try to use our woodstove instead of the electric heat with an eye towards saving a bit on the utilities, but have found as the weather gets colder that the woodstove just doesn't cut it. We use blankets when we're on the couch, and the concrete slab beneath the carpet is so cold that it feels like you are sitting on a refrigerator! (We don't wear shoes in the house.) It hasn't been too uncomfortable for us (we just wear an extra layer), but obviously once the baby arrives in the spring we are going to have to keep the house a tad bit warmer!
60 is heaven to me, because it is warmer than we have ever kept it. One cold, fussy day in the spring I just couldn't stand the cold any longer and I turned the heat up to 60. The house is small and literally within 10 minutes everyone was more pleasant and the kids weren't so irritable. This winter I will turn it to 60 if it means we have a more pleasant life!
We sleep in homemade fleece blankets (Ds sleeps alone) and I wear slippers during the day. Dd is usually naked during the day except for a T-shirt, and she sleeps completely nude. The rest of us wear jeans, shirt and usually a fleece top. We are warm enough, but get used to it. So that when we visit someone like crunchy_mama's house we are sooooooo hot! And forget the library. We always strip right down once we get there!
Me. With 1 spouse, 4 kids, 16 chickens, 74 matchbox cars, 968,562+ legos, a dishwasher waiting to be emptied, a washing machine waiting to be filled and a lost cup of tea in the house.
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned "mouse hand." Aaaaaa! That's cold!
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During the colder nights I will put a heater near the kitchen sink to keep the pipes from bursting, but that is all.
My MIL keeps her house 90 degrees and I really hate going over there. Way too hot for sweaters. And she hates coming to my house because it's too cold for her Good way to keep her out.
Unassisted birthing, atheist, WOHM to 4 wonderful, smart homeschooling kids 17, 11, 6, 3
We dotn mind it at all, although my hands feel like they are going to fall off sometimes!! I love doing the dishes and bathtime!!
58-60 from 830 pm to 430 am
63 from 430 am to 730 am
60 from 730 am to 4 pm
62 from 4 until 830 pm
And that's Monday through Friday since dh and I both work outside the house.
On the weekends:
58-60 over night
63-65 during the day
When dh and I got together he was used to how his ex kept the house at 80 so moving in with me was a shock. I liked the window in the bedroom open in the winter... We compromised and kept the window shut but the temp about 68. When his kids came over they ALWAYS complained about how cold our house was. I bought them blanket sleepers, extra thick comforters and they still would complain
Ds arrived and didn't bat an eye at the cold, never has really. Must get that warm blood from me Plus we cosleep so keeping warm at isn't hard. He wears wool pants with a long sleeved tshirt and slippers. We have a down comforter so we're toasty.
Getting back to dh's kids... They have learned how expensive gas prices are especially this year in 2 ways: 1) their mom moved in with her fiance and she doesn't have control of the temp 2) we told them when they're over, we can't afford to keep the house any warmer than what we have it at.
We have a new/used woodburning fireplace insert to help keep the main floor warm which we're still not sure if it will help keep gas costs down... We haven't seen a bill yet. And secondly, I bought some new/used thick wool blankets for the kids in addition to their annual blanket sleepers. I think they're getting used to being cooler
Rhianna momma to ds #1 - 13 & ds #2 - 4.5 & dd #3 almost 3!
During the day the house is in the 70 and 80's
OTOH, we keep it at 80 in the summer. (We live in a hot part of the country.) I'm totally used to it but we have to turn up the a/c when friends come over or they complain.
grateful mother to DD, 1/04, and DS, 2/08
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