Some of you may have been wondering what's happened to me. I've been taking a little hiatus due to the hectic holiday season. I'll be back soon with more of my usual lengthy posts.
In the meantime, I just wanted to pop in here and tell you about a little brainstorm I had. My heater is out of commission, and while waiting for the repair guy to show up, I had a great idea! I have some of those cloth heating packs you microwave with the rice inside. I popped one in the microwave and then slid it inside my sweatshirt, which is the kind with the big pocket on the front. I am sitting here typing away on the couch, toasty warm! This would be a good way to keep your heater turned down low and still stay warm, particularly if you're just sitting around. If you don't have any of those heating packs, you can make a quick one by tying some rice inside a clean tube sock.
Hope this helps you to keep your heating bill low, and your comfort level high! Happy Holidays, everyone!