I live in a very cold house. We have heating but no insulation, anywhere. The windows are single glazed, half the house has tiled floors and we have a big open fire with an enormous chimney. This is all makes for a sub-zero environment. If I put the heating on for ten minutes it will stay warm for ten minutes before all that lovely heat disappears and it’s cold again.
Why am I telling you this?
Well, my wife does not like putting the heating on. It’s a waste of money apparently she’ll say and why can’t I wear a jumper? A jumper?? What another one?? Shall I wear that over or under the one I’m already wearing?
Today presented me with an excellent an example of our feud. She went out so that she could get on with some farm chores. The second the front door closed I was up in a shot and cranking the heating up to the max. Ahhhh, it was all lovely and toasty for all of half an hour when she returned. Why is the heating on?? It’s like a bloody sauna in here says she. Well, it will be for you I reply, you’ve just been outside working. I mean of course she’s going to hot right? She’s just worked up a sweat.
So, now she’s turned all the heating off and it’s cold again. I even had a dual zone put in to help with this sort of thing. For example, I work upstairs so I can have the heating on up here independently of downstairs where she’ll be sitting, probably browsing a knitwear catalogue or putting a third pair of socks on.
To clarify, I can only have the heating on if I’m already wearing my three jumpers and its still cold.
I need to come up with a plan so that she’ll relent and let me have the heating on with maybe just one jumper on. Open to ideas…
2 thoughts on “Its Winter in my House…”
Are you insane? You need to put your foot down here, or in a few years some spotty little ECA will turn up to your fridge and find you both dead of hypothermia. (There won’t be any real Paramedics any more, everyone knows ECAs are cheaper, and why bother sending anything expensive to a case of ‘Cold Crumblie Down’?
I made a promise to myself years ago that when I get old (er) and (more) decrepit I won’t be sitting in the cold with two jumpers on watching the ice form on the windows (had enough of that when I was a snipe, back in the gutter). So I turn the heating up.
You know it makes sense.
And get some double glazing in toot sweet.
I’ve noticed that women who are in menopause like their house like a refrigerator probably because of hot flashes. I don’t visit them in the winter. (smiles)