That was the thermostat reading around noon. It just wasn’t getting warmer in here today through passive solar heat because it’s the second cloudy day in a row. So I did it–I turned the heat on a few minutes ago, changed the air filter in the furnace and reminded L4 of the beauty of sitting in front of the air vents. Part of me is bummed that we didn’t make it until November 1st like we were trying, but who knows? Maybe we’ll be able to turn it off again if the weather gets a little warmer. All of the cold parts of me, like my hands? They’re applauding the little flick of the switch.
***The Next Day***
The heat is off again. When it was on yesterday I felt decadent because I felt hot at one point. The thermostat read 61 this morning when I looked and L1 had already turned it off. I had to turn it on quickly to reset the temperatures a little lower than last year for our “Freeze Your Buns Challenge,” but then turned it off again. It’s supposed to be sunny today and tomorrow, so I’m hopeful that will help keep things feeling decent. And right now? I’m warm enough to take my sweater off!