The last few days I’ve had to pull my jeans out and put away my capris since the weather is dipping to cooler temperatures. And I revel in the change. Autumn is the best time of year! All the brilliant colors and cool breezes, the local events, the farm tour our county holds every year, the church festivals, and I could go on and on, they make me so happy.
And it reminds me of Ireland. We went in the spring so we didn’t get to enjoy what fall looks like for them, but we did experience the cool air and breezy weather. And we did experience the cold nights with no heat in the rooms. Yep, that’s right, they don’t heat their homes twenty-four/seven like we do. No one told us to expect their heat off either. At first we thought maybe they forgot to turn the heat on in our room but by the third bed and breakfast, we knew something was up and asked the owner. They explained that the Irish can’t afford to heat their homes for more than a few hours a day unless it’s very cold out. I never considered the electric and heating costs other countries suffer with, Ireland especially affected by it. But the one thing that made it so fun was the thick down comforters that kept us nice and toasty despite the ‘see your breath in the air’ type mornings, and that was in the house. LOL
We learned real quick to hang our wet clothes, and they were wet every single day, on the radiator like heaters as soon as we got in to allow them to dry by morning. The couple of hours of heat was just enough to do the job.
By day four, or so, I grew used to it and was no worse for ware. It’s actually kind of nice to snuggle under thick blankets and wake up to crisp air. I get cold very easy so I never thought I’d say that but it’s true. Maybe this winter we won’t keep the heat cranked so high at least at night. I’ll get a few thicker blankets and snuggle up to Sweetie Pie.
Would you consider lowering the temp to conserve costs?