But when I lived in Chicago, I didn't pay my own heating bill.
And so, Kip and I have learned to cope with cold weather and a newlyweds' budget. We've become quite imaginative. In the past three months of cold we have:
-made a door draft blocker out of some pillow stuffing and an old sweatshirt
-taken to constantly wearing slippers
-accumulated quite the array of thermal underwear, which we affectionately and simply call "underpants" in a whimsical tone
-busted out the electric blanket I gave Kip last Christmas only to find that his side didn't work (but keep it on the bed anyway because it still conserves warmth)
-gotten into the habit of putting Sparky on top of the washer at night, since it shares a closet with the water heater and is therefore the most suitable place in the apartment for a tropical fish
I think Sparky has really appreciated the night moves...up until a few days ago, I didn't know that beta fish could get goosebumps.