Sunday, December 19, 2010

Baby it's cold inside...

In an attempt to save money, Nat and I had the heat on to the bare minimum.  Just enough to take the edge off and then I'd hide under an electric blanket.  It really started when the light bulb to the television downstairs burnt out and we never replaced it.  At this point, we moved the XBox (and netflix) into the bedroom and for the last month we have lived entirely there. With a space heater.

This has been very eye opening.  In the past, we had decided a one bedroom apartment while excellent for saving money was not the way to go for fear we would annoy each other in such limited living quarters.  We somehow ended up in a three bedroom house which is kind of silly for just us.  After the whole basement flood debacle we determined a nice condo will be the way to go when we purchase.  Camping in our bedroom for the last month has taught us that we could probably even tolerate each other in a studio even.  (Well a studio with two bathrooms.)

Yesterday my parents were coming up and I decided 60 degrees in the whole house was not acceptable. It was then that the heat decided to stop working entirely.  Fantastic.  We pushed on and Mom and I addressed wedding invitations in the dining room with a snuggie and a space heater.  Dad just chilled. (Pun intended.)

I woke this morning and the thermostat reads 50.  And there is snow on the ground with the potential for more to fall from they sky.  Bother.  I'll be in the bedroom also known as the sauna if you need me. (Working on getting the heat fixed of course.)

Some people pray for babies.  Mostly, I am the opposite of that. What I do pray for, is a puppy.  Really, I want to kind of happen upon a puppy hiding under a car, or save it dramatically in a not too traumatic fashion for the little fella. I'm really on the lookout now because A.) it's cold and I need something to keep me warm when Nat is not around and B.) I'm about to have a proper job again which means a proper paycheck.

In conclusion, heat and puppies.  Yes, we've wrapped this up nicely now haven't we? Oye.

12 comments:

Zuzana said...

I enjoyed reading this, you have a truly *cool* style.;))
Honestly, love your writing and sorry about your heat trouble.;) I hope you will find that puppy.;)
I also really love the story behind your blog name, very interesting idea.;)
Thank you so much for your visit and kind comment as well, hope to see you back again.:)
Merry Christmas,
xoxo

Sarah RDH said...

Ohhh the things we put ourselves throught in an effort to save money!! lol I need an electric blanket too...

LadyCat said...

It sounds kind of cozy having everything in one bedroom. And your parents sound like they are good sports. Those snuggies are one of the greatest inventions ever!
Maybe Santa will bring you a puppy : )

Janice said...

Brrrr! Good luck on your puppy rescue mission.

The Adorkable Ditz said...

I'm glad we don't have to deal with snow. When I was about 8 my mom started going through menopause. It was from then till about the beginning of high school that I had to hide under blankets during cold nights because mom would growl if anyone touched the thermostat. Now she's back to normal so we get heat!

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Stephanie Faris said...

Dogs are good for keeping you warm too!!! Have you looked at the pound?

Dani said...

Hey Jules! Thanks for coming to visit me in my blog home. I thought I'd come on back and visit too. And whaddaya know, you're pretty cool yourself! I'll see you around!

Puppies. They should just have a reserve space on any list.

International Woman of Mystery said...

Oh no!! That's no fun. Or actually, it sounds like it is. But still.. brrr! Cold.

Good luck with the job and puppy search!

Birdie said...

We just got a puppy! Spouse saw it and instantly thought of the puppy he took care of in Afghanistan. The one he loved and let sleep in his kevlar every night. The one he had to let loose after a stray dog bit another Marine and all dogs were ordered to be removed from their outpost. Can you see how he guilted me into it?!? Frickin' Afghan dogs...

Sana Ali said...

Awww it's one of the worst feelings, especially in the morning to wake up and have it be freezing! I can't even imagine with it being in the 50s?! Hope your heater gets fixed soon!

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The Lady Board said...

Yes, my dog is like my personal space heater now that its cold. On the other hand she drags my ass out into the snow to walk her. I guess its really a wash, huh?

- Jill

Nicole said...

My guy and I live in a tiny house, less than 800 square feet. We weren't sure if we'd get on each other's nerves either but it worked out just fine. You really don't need as much space as you think you do.

I second The Lady Board's comment. My dog is the bestest and I love that she loves to cuddle. But taking her outside in the cold is a pain in the butt. But still dogs are awesome! Waaaay better than babies.