Okay, so it was also cold last night, yet I was also warm, snugly warm in fact. Rather than trying to heat my whole house, I choose to find ways to just heat me.
I figured this out mid-winter of my first winter. At first I just ran the generator every second day and ran my furnace almost non-stop.
I quickly realized that this was expensive and counter-productive to the massive economy drive that I am still on.
So, that was when I bought more quilts for the bed and invested in that Cold-Weather Gear that I have pieced together.
It starts with my base layer of a 4 layers of thermal underwear that have been sewn together.
Last night I slept in that thermal underwear thing, with warm socks. I also added a hot water bottle into my sleeping routine in order to bring in a piece of warmth.
Not sure what a hot water bottle is? Well, in essence it is a rubberized bag that is about the size of a tablet device.
It has a screw in stopper in one end that you unscrew and then pour in boiling hot water. The one I has will easily take a full kettle.
I take that into the bed and that warmth will radiate out to warm the bed. After warming my core for a bit I will put it down by my feet to take the chill out of them.
I slept with that thing giving its warmth to me all night. It may be old-school, but it still works and is something I highly recommend.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward.
PS: and stay warm.