So Cold Today
It's really cold today. When I woke up it was -14 degrees Fahrenheit outside. Thankfully there was no wind so the windchill didn't make it worse. The high today is a whopping 8 above but at least it is supposed to get above zero today. They are predicting the high on Saturday won't even reach zero and I have to go shopping on Saturday.
The worst part about it being this cold outside is that my house struggles to get warm inside. Right now it is 65 in the house and it started at 61 when I got up. It took three hours to warm up 4 degrees and I don't know if it will even get as warm as I would like in here today. We replaced the last of our old windows this past summer since the old windows let out a lot of heat. We were hoping that we wouldn't have to put plastic on the windows this winter. Now I'm not sure if we should have put plastic on them or not. If it's the windows I am very disappointed since we bought ones we thought would be better than what we had. Unfortunately that hasn't been the case so far, but we aren't sure it is the windows that is our problem.
The other thought we had was that maybe our baseboard heater is needing to be replaced. I never thought about them wearing out but I was told that they do in fact need replacing every once and a while. The problem is we have no idea how to know if it isn't working properly or not. We may just replace it anyways but haven't decided yet. Maybe the people at the home store where we would buy the new heater would be able to tell us how to know if it needs replacing or not.
Well I'm going to go do some laundry now in hopes of the dryer putting off even a little heat to try to warm this house up. Unfortunately I don't have any baking I want to do so I have no reason to use the oven. Hopefully my house will warm up the few more degrees to be comfortable before my kids get home from school.
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