The big swirling storm that lingered around here for the past five days has finally blown itself out to sea. With the clouds gone this morning, I noticed another landmark towards warmer living: for the first time since we moved here, the sun is obliquely eeking in through the north-facing windows. Huzzah! It’s 30º outside, 50º in the kitchen, and there’s been no fire in the stove in over 36 hours.
This is all good news as we approach the end of semi-heating season. The cut-off for the wood stove is scheduled for this Sunday (March 7). We might not need it in the interim at all, except when the party of expectant mothers etc. is going on, but J’s going to be home more than I am so it’s in her hands.
Anyway, we want to know who else will join for the Great Heat Shut-Off! Basically, you just need to turn off your furnace, or shut off your thermostat, or stop feeding your wood stove, or whatever it is you have. And put away your space heaters. Simple as that. Take the poll, and leave a comment/pledge.
(If you’re not sure whether your location is colder or warmer than coastal Maine, you can use this map, or find the mean March temperature for your location– here is is 34ºF / 1ºC)