I am not the most frugal of people, I can be frugal and I have had to be frugal for years; but when it comes down to it when given a choice I’m not. This will cause many people to be shocked, maybe even appalled but it’s just the way I am. I say this so you can understand my husband’s frustration. I love this time of year, the leaves are changing the weather is cooler and all the awesome holidays are just around the corner. One of the things I love most about this time of year is the fact that the AC barely runs so our electric bill is so much smaller.
Enter my husband’s frustration; each year I resist turning on the heat. I would rather be wrapped up in multiple layers of blankets and flannel pajamas than turn the heat on. I stand guard over the thermostat and won’t turn it on until I can no longer feel my fingers. He doesn’t understand why a woman who will just throw things in the buggy because we need them and not look at the price resists so strongly to turning the heat on. If I could explain it I would. I don’t harbor a deep-seated rage for our current electric company like I did for our last. Maybe it’s just a hold over?
Am I the only one? Surely I’m not; surely there are other people like me out there that would rather be cold than turn on the heat. Aren’t there?