I don't remember much about last winter, it was the first "proper" winter we'd had in quite a while, so yes, it was cold.
The previous eight or so years had been on the warmish side, with just a few frosty weeks in late August/early September.
By mid summer I'd convinced myself that last winter hadn't been all that bad, next time I'd tough it out by rugging up, having hot drinks and soups, not use the heater until the air was frosty.....how hard could it be? I'd save money on the power bill too.
I'm such a wimp.
I'd made it through the Autumn, but here we are, barely a week or so into the official calendar Winter and I've been using the heater for a week. Not all day, but it has been turned on by about 4pm-4.30pm most days. There's a chill in the air as soon as the sun begins to go down.
There was one day where I didn't turn it on until about 7pm, and on
those recent few days where the temperature hovered around 20-22C it
didn't get turned on at all.
But I've caved and even used the electric blanket to take the chill off the sheets before getting into bed. I don't turn it on high, and it gets turned off as soon as I get in the bed. It stays warm long enough for me to fall asleep.
Hard, hard day for a mouse
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