Friday, November 22, 2013
Today I am thankful for our central heating system. It has been really cold here the past couple of nights and the furnace has run nonstop. Thankfully we have a heat pump that is fairly economical. The 2 houses I lived in when I was a kid growing up in rural Missouri had fuel oil heat stoves. The house I lived in the first almost 12 years had a stove in the living room and one in the dining room. My room was off the living room and my parents off the dining so the bed rooms weren't too cold most of the time. Then 4 months before my 12th birthday my parents bought a 2 story home. I was thrilled! I always wanted a bed room upstairs. I wasn't quite so thrilled when winter came around. That house was heated with oil stoves too and there was no heat upstairs. Obviously I lived through it but I can remember a lot of nights buried under the covers shivering from the cold.
The scale was kind to me this morning! I lost 2 pounds this past week. Here is hoping this next week shows a loss too!