There are times when I just don’t want to get out of bed.
Yes, I’m getting older and creakier for sure. But it’s more that I’m getting so cold so easy these days. I’m in my early sixties and have been stunned by the changes in my body when it comes to temperature. But I’m glad that we ditched the gas furnace typing winters for the heat pump mild winters down South. This was a tough decision but it ended up being the very best one. Considering the way I am about cold temperatures, I don’t think I could even survived another winter anymore. The heat pump in our new place barely even comes on during the winter. I do move the thermostat over to the heating side once Thanksgiving rolls around. Yet it might be weeks before that thing even comes on. My wife even loves the winter down here because the air conditioning is finally off. We have a pretty serious summer from June through September and that’s tougher on her than it is for me. But don’t get me wrong because I’m awfully grateful to have that HVAC cooling from the heat pump during the summer. However, my wife could use a dose more of HVAC cooling than I do. The older we get, it’s more like this intricate dance when it comes to where the thermostat setting is going to be. My wife likes to use the smart thermostat app on her phone to be sneaky about changing the thermostat setting. But like I said, I’m getting so sensitive to the cold that it makes me check my smart thermostat app. So she doesn’t get away with it for very long.