Open Thread Tuesday: It's Cold Out There!
'Cause I got nuthin and Lambert is still away. So: what are you doing to prepare for winter? We got our first hard frost here last night, brrr. The berries in the forest preserve where I walk my puppy daily were frozen this morning, but still tart. I'm going to be trying to emulate Ohio this winter, and get these frakking basement rehab projects done once and for all. But it's cold down here (my new office suite I sort-of-built this year is in the basement), and I'll be burning a lot of wood, while keeping the thermostat set as low as I possibly can. It's hard to do here, as my elderly charges can't tolerate lower temperatures, so I'm always fighting that battle: "No, it's not really that cold in here. Suck it up." Electric blankets and heating pads have proven to be a practical solution here. What are you doing/will do this winter, to save on heating costs?