Tuesday, June 24, 2008

High or Low?

I feel like an icicle. It has been hot in Texas for the past 3-4 months now, and the past few days the temperature has been up to 100. For a non-Texas girl, I think I have adjusted pretty well. One of the ways I can measure I am doing good with heat is that we set our thermostat to about 78-80 in the house. This feels just great. Sometimes, I even turn it higher than that, and I run some fans. My parents are here visited, and they are not used to the heat. One of the things that comes with that is that they like to have the thermostat lower. It's kind of nice until I go to bed. Last night I woke up several time, freezing! I also have a stuffy nose this morning and generally feel miserable (or is that because I have been sleeping on the futon?). Don't get me wrong, I am happy to give up my bed for a week for my parents. We're gonna have to figure out a happy medium though, temperature wise. In general, I don't understand that you almost have to wear a sweater during the summer, especially in church, school, grocery stores etc. Pretty much all public places. In the winter our thermostat is set to 68, and in the summer it's set to 78. Mostly because I'm wearing the clothes to accommodate those temps. Oh, and I guess it's helpful for the pocket book too.

4 comments:

Nancy Sabina said...

I admit that I'm a wuss when it comes to the temp in my house. I keep it at 73 during the hot months and 74 (occassionaly 75) during the winter. It is nice though that in Virginia we get a couple of months in the Spring and in the Fall where we can just leave the windows open at night and that is enough to keep the temp just right.

Amber said...

We set out temperature to 65 ion the winter and 75 in the summer. My mom is always complaining in the winter that our house is freezing. She never takes her winter coat off when she comes in. I guess you just get used to the temperature you set your house to! Growing up in Arizona, I was so used to 100 degree heat all the time, but now I would probably melt!

Amber said...

Sorry, I didn't proof read that so it doesn't make much sense!

Jammie & Russell Elkins said...

I miss you lady! I am glad I came across your blog. Only made me miss you more though! :) Keep in touch!

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