Wednesday, January 10, 2018

COLDER THAN COLD


Like the rest of the country it has been so cold here. One night it got down to twelve below zero. This wasn’t including wind chills. On top of the frigid temps our electric blanket wasn’t working, So getting into bed each night was a real chore. Wearing layers didn't even work. Even the flannel sheets were cold. We decided it was time to get a new electric blanket. Our price point for a queen size was under $100. We also wanted dual controls because… how hot is hot… is something my husband and I don’t agree upon. He likes it considerably cooler than I do. But with temps dipping into the single digits and below outside, we both decided we needed something inside, to take the edge off. Dual controls would give us each control over the thermostat as it were. So buying this blanket was a done deal... if, we could meet that criteria and for the said blanket brand to get a favorable rating on Consumer Reports. WE figured we would have to look far and wide… but were surprised when we didn't have to. First place we looked… we found one for sale for $69.99 with dual controls. Needless to say... it came home with us. And soon our footsies were warm under the covers again. The only problem now… is to get the kitty cats from being glued to the bed, at night… since they discovered the new blanket and the warmth it’s emitting. Meanwhile the temperatures continue to fluctuate outside, warming up a bit. It’s suppose to be almost 60 degrees here one day this week… then dip back in the single digits at night the next day… with a bad storm settling in the region. What are you doing to beat the cold weather?


14 comments:

Paula said...

I bought a new jacket. I hadn't worn mine in so long because of the light winters here in south Texas I didn't know I had outgrown mine or maybe I didn't want to know. I had credit on my Bealls card and it was Senior Day so the jacket didn't cost me anything. It was too hot to wear it the day I bought it but winter is supposed to come back. Now we'll see. Enjoy your electric blanket.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i like things cold! i keep my heat set on 52 degrees. it keeps me moving!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

This unusual weather has me on edge a bit as for the first time I had a few pipes freeze. Thankfully they thawed and didn't bust. Keeping warm is important in the weather and that I have been but the utility bills will be a little higher than usual for sure. I have to be thankful for that too as I will be able to pay them, many cannot.

NanaDiana said...

We have had especially frigid here, too. I have an electric blanket but only use it on occasion. My hubby can't stand the cold and is always cold-me- I am always warm.

I am sure your kitties feel like they have landed in Kitty-Heaven-On-Earth with that warm blanket.

Have a great Wednesday- xo Diana

jack69 said...

Thank goodness we only needed the electric blanket to augment the electric heater. Sherry is a cold nature'd person, that is why we chose Florida! But this time it did get down to 32!

Jon said...

I'm glad you found the perfect electric blanket for a reasonable price. And I'm not surprised the kitties love it. My cats never leave the warmth of my bed now that it's cold.

Your weather sounds similar to what's happening here. It was FRIGID all last week, then suddenly warmed up. Now snow is predicted by late Friday.

Danielle L Zecher said...

I'm glad you were able to find the blanket so easily. I'd love to have an electric blanket, but hubby won't go for it. We have fleece sheets on the bed. They're much warmer than flannel, and very cozy. We were warmer today than we have been, but it's supposed to get cold again by the weekend. I'm ready for spring!

Mevely317 said...

My last experience with an electric blanket was ca. 1965 and the darn thing started throwing sparks. (My dad disposed of it the next day.)

I feel funny commenting here, since I'm upset Phoenix hasn't had any REAL winter. Only ONE stinkin' day below 60-degrees, and goodness how the citizenry cried and moaned. (DH included) I know Real Life isn't so pleasant for y'all, sorry.

Glad you found something that satisfies both your comfort zones.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm glad you found your blanket to keep warm. One of my kitties likes to sleep draped across my feet, so she helps keep me warm. :)

Andrea said...

The simple pleasures.... an electric blanket that works. :) What a beautiful picture of you, my dear! Lovingly, Andrea xoxo

Lori said...

It sounds like your temps are going up and down like ours are. I don't think we've had a night quite as cold as 12 below yet, though. I say, use the kitties for extra warmth! We let our English Setter sleep with us, and he always curls up right behind my legs at night. I miss him if he isn't there! :)

Saimi said...

My goodness single digits, burr!!! I'm glad you found a heated blanket with duel controls - toasty toes is a must! Our cat likes to sleep on our bed as well, but she knows better to lay on me, I don't like the feeling of being confined and not being able to move so she finds her place on my husband instead.

Have a warm week!!
Saimi

Carol Z said...

My super down coat is really helping when I go outside, along with boots and scarf. The apartment has been fine. I just need a sweater and socks (and flannel sheets) when it's near zero.

Linda said...

My coat is a one-layer nylon coat. I wear a cardigan underneath and over a short sleeved blouse if it gets cold out, along with gloves. I submit to wearing socks and shoes. Today, it was in 50s, so I considered it sandal weather again.

When I did not have heat in my bedroom, I would put the pillows in the dryer for a few minutes. A small throw in the dryer was wrapped around my shoulders as I got into bed. That way, I was not trying to warm the icy flannel sheets! I also put a blanket doubled over my head and pulled it down to my eyes and pulled the blanket over my body up to my eyes. I made a pair of slippers for bed and wore those over socks. They were not to wear around the house, just to warm in the dryer and wear them to bed.

Electric blankets are actually a health hazard as electricity can cause cancers. I don't mean dangerous like catching on fire. But, lots of people use them.