Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Man, It's Hot in Here!

For those of you who have been to my house, you know that Spencer and I keep the house a tad warmer than a meat freezer. We like a cold house. We sleep better. My thermostat is set around 68 degrees 365 days a year. If I get cold, I put on socks and a long-sleeved shirt. I hardly ever EVER adjust the thermostat.

One main reason I like the house so cold is that I grew up with my dad who also likes a cold house. I woke up one winter morning and there was ice forming on the INSIDE of my bedroom window. I would have about 6 blankets on my bed and a cold room and was in pure heaven.

A few Saturdays ago, Spencer and I were sitting in the den and noticed that we were both getting a little warm. So, while we never looked at the thermostat - because we never touch it, we changed clothes into cooler stuff, took off socks, etc. But were still warm and getting hot.

We had both forgotten that Mary Emma got up before us that morning. She is at that heavenly age where she can get herself up, fix herself a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV, and chill out before the little girls get up and we all have to get up. Apparently, she got cold, because this is what we discovered.

Yes, that's the thermostat set a little higher than 95.Degrees.Farenheit.

Um, yeah. No wonder she wasn't cold anymore.

I'm thinking about putting one of those clear lockable boxes on the thermostat like they have in gyms. Maybe that'll keep "Miss Too Smart For My Own Good" from setting the place ablaze again.

Silly kid.


Trista said...

OMGee, I would have passed out.

We too keep ours on 67/68 all year long, my in-laws always freeze during the summer.

Joan said...

I hate cold but I'm too cheap to put the temp over 68. I also like to sleep in a cold room but I have an electric blanket to keep me warm. When we retire I want to live in the deep south. I saw snow flakes yesterday. UGGGHHH!

AnnieBlogs said...

Before I saw the picture, I totally had the fear that it was going to be the thermostat downstairs in the basement. I was like, "OMG, please tell me you turned the heat back off before you left Saturday morning!!!"

Luckily, Mary Emma is the culprit. This time. :)

Tammy said...

Gah! That's just a WEE bit too hot for my blood. I have adapted to the 60 degree operating rooms now and find myself roasting somewhere around 72degrees! ;-)

tanya said...

haha thats funny!! my husband and i always mes with cold hes hot or hes cold im hot!! ;)

Jules from "The Roost" said...

That is So funny. I think the box like they have at school is exactly what you need! I sleep with my heat on you said heaven :)

Anonymous said...

Brrr! You make me cold just thinking about that. I am cheap so I am always wearing warm clothes around the house when it is cold. My 74 degree house, mind you. And I am still cold. In the summer, I leave the a/c on 78 or 79 and sometimes, I get cold and turn it to 80. :) Hubby used to be hot but he's adjusted. LOL

Beth Cotell said...

Yikes! That's hot! She must be trying to tell you guys something!

The Latham Family said...

Robyn this made laugh SO loud I was afraid I might wake my girls up - hilarious! Little Mary Emma is a girl after my own heart - you tell her that if she needs it warm, she is welcome to come stay with Ms. Ginger anytime!

Fran said...

I love me a cold house too. However, I don't do cold that well so thats kindof an oxymoron or something right? Maybe I just like it cold at night. I dunno...but lets just say I CAN'T STAND to be hot during the day.
Ok then.

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Holy Moly...LOL!!

Now that is some WARMTH!! HA!!