Brrr! I can’t believe how cold it is outside right now. Did winter arrive when I wasn’t looking?
it’s 11 Celsius (51.8 F) outside at the moment but before the night is over it’s going to drop down to 7 Celsius (44.6 F). I can’t remember the last time it was this cool this early in September. Scary!
Just before Chris headed to bed he went into the basement to flip the power switch for the furnace to the ON position and we set the thermostat to 17 c (62 F). Since we are in the middle of
stalled renovations we actually have the thermostat attached to the top of wall along the basement stairs and since the basement is cooler than the rest of the house we have to set the temperature lower so the the furnace will come on when the “living” part of the house is at a slightly higher temp – but one that’s starting to be a little too cool. So … if our furnace does come on tonight for the first time since last Spring the main floor of the house will probably be at about 66 F.
Weird little system we have, I know … but once our reno is done (if ever!) we’ll put the thermostat in a much more logical location.
I can tell you that I did not enjoy taking the dog out for her last outing of the night. It was freezing outside. I almost turned around to go back in and get my winter coat!
I hope it warms up again for a while. I can remember many Septembers and Octobers here in Toronto when it’s been almost as warm as early summer most of the time. The temperatures we’re experiencing tonight are more like late October temps! Maybe we are going to have an early winter.
**shudder** I hope not! With gas and oil prices so high I’d hate to have to pay all that extra money to heat the house for two or more extra months if it gets cool earlier than normal. Believe me, the furnace is already going to be set a lot lower than normal this winter as it is.
How’s the weather in your area this evening? Did it cool down drastically?