We’re doing really well with the Freeze Yer Buns challenge this winter. I pledged to keep the furnace set at 55 when we’re not home and 60 when we are home, and supplement our heat with the wood stove. So far, we’ve been keeping our pledge. We keep the zones we are in set at 60, and the others at 55 when we’re home, and set our bedroom at 55 when we sleep. The only tough part is getting out of our nice warm bed in the morning! Our hope was mostly to save money on heating oil, but we also wanted to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and be eco-friendly. It’s felt pretty chilly in our house, but we’ve been bundling up, keeping the fire going, and we’ve been okay. We’ve adjusted, because now when we go to other people’s warm houses, we feel hot. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want spring to come soon!!!
We’re so happy for the warm wood stove! Of course, that means the warmest part of the house is in the basement. I’m hoping that Ed will hang a clothesline for me there. While I like using my dryer and only need to do about 2-3 loads of laundry a week, it would be nice to hang sheets, blankets and towels to dry there. I’ve also been bringing bowls of rising dough down to the basement, and I’m ready to move our bed there for the winter. But I don’t think that’s going to happen!