I think the summer weather has officially left Connecticut....Today it is going to be a "balmy"47 degrees during the day with a windchill making it feel like it's 30 degrees! And, tonight's low is projected to be 33! This is more late November/early December weather!
Anyway, I am trying my best to keep the heat off a little longer. Once the heat is turned on, it tends to stay on....I liken it to opening up a huge bag of candy - once it's open, all bets are off! LOL
Since we knew the super cold weather front was coming, Papa and I took the initiative to pull out all four window unit air conditioners. I *think* it helped since this morning the temperature in the house was where it has been most of the week - 59 degrees. (The only difference with today is that temperatures aren't going to moderate enough to help warm the house very much.)
How am I combating the chill in the house?
Well, everyone will be wearing multiple layers! The Guppies really like wearing sleep shorts and t-shirts to bed but, unless they want to freeze tonight, that's not going to be happening! Haha!
I have all shades currently open to let as much of the sunlight in as possible!
I will be doing some baking and roasting a chicken in the Dutch oven - which will help warm up the downstairs at least.
Lastly, I have brought up the space heater for our family room (which is on slab and tends to be the coldest room in the house) in case we are cold while watching TV this evening. Although I do have numerous blankets strewn about the house for use too!
IF the house gets too cold and there's any worry about any freezing/bursting pipes, I will turn on the heat of course.
But, for now, I am trying to wait out this cold front!