Well I have been playing Mr Fixit around the house this week. Winter showed up finally, and well it has gotten pretty chilly. I had been meaning to go out and get the plastic insulating stuff for the windows, but I ended up adding a few things to my list.
You see… ice also showed up. (I know… shocker) So added salt, bucket for said salt, and a shovel to the list. Having a house, those things are kind of a requirement. Going back to the windows though… one of the discoveries we have made about this place is that the windows do not insulate worth a crap – especially the ones upstairs in my office. Since I work out of home… kind of a critical thing for me. So I went on a mission to fix it yesterday. After going to the chiropracter… I discovered that working downstairs and not at my desk was doing a number on my neck… so back to the office.
Well.. picked up window kits, a small heater fan… the works! By the end of last night I had finished all of the upstairs windows and even got the bedroom window downstairs. Between that and the heater fan… the upstairs is back to a workable environment. (At least I can work without being wrapped in two giant blankets trying not to sound like I am shivering on conference calls.)
It is still a little on the cooler side up here… but it is showing as 2°F outside with a 30mph wind… so that might have something to do with it. So does anyone else have tips for winterizing a home? This is my first year trying it, but I think it is going well so far. I am also thinking of shutting the guest room out of the heating loop and insulating that window, but haven’t decided if that would be more effecient, or just annoying anytime I had to go in there.