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?