Speaking of frozen, it's been so incredibly cold here lately. I think it stayed in the twenties all day today. It's killing me! Our house is kind of old. I mean, not really old, but it was built in the 60's, so it could use a whole lot of upgrades. Our windows are all original, which means they're crap. Our furnace is also original, which means it is pretty much the crappiest. We also have a wood stove in the basement, which is original, but surprisingly not crap at all. So I heat the house at night with a fire. Because Idaho is the last frontier, I guess.
I never knew there was anyone left who actually heated their home with a wood stove by choice until I came to Idaho. My in laws don't even have central heating, but their stove is huge and it heats their house easily. They also cut down their own wood on their property and pay $5 for electricity in the winter. Okay, so I'm guessing on their electric bill, but I'm sure it's not the awful amount that shows up on my bill every month. Although, my sister has since told me her in laws use a wood stove to heat their home in the winter, and they live in Georgia. But they also used to live in Idaho before they moved there, so maybe they got the idea from their frontier life out in the Idaho sticks.
|Hey, look! I'm huuuuuge! With hopefully 7 weeks to go!|
Well, I must go tend to a choo choo crisis in the dining room now.
|There's a choo choo crisis every five minutes in this house. I'm not even exaggerating.|