December 13, 2010

Nose burns

We live in the middle of nowhere. Our house's heating system? Propane. And it ain't cheap.

But we, however, are.

So rather than crank the heat to tropical levels (cough-Grandma!-cough) and spend $5 trillion to fill our propane tank several times each year, we keep the themostat set at a balmy 58 degrees.

"How can you stand it? Isn't that like living inside a glacier?" Yes. Yes it is. And so, we have these:

Space heaters. One for pretty much every room. (Except the guest room. Sorry, guests.) It does blow up the ol' electric bill a bit, but not as much as you'd think -- and it's eons more affordable than propane.

(Disclaimer: We're very safe: We never leave one running in a room unattended, and we never leave the house without unplugging all of them. Just say no to house fires.)

"So what's the problem?"

Oh, I'll tell you what the problem is. Or, better yet, I'll show you:

It seems that having a BUILT-IN FUR COAT doesn't necessarily mean you're nice and toasty all winter long. Apparently, you also need to be close to the heater.

Sorry, scratch that. You need to be ON TOP OF the heater.

How does it not burn their tiny noses? Your guess is as good as mine.

And, meanwhile, the entire room is still freezing.

But at least the important ones are warm.

4 backtalk:

Summer said...

That is one of the cutest things I've ever seen. So heart-warming!

You guys are seriously so good to your babies!!

Wendy said...

Heater hogs! haha!

We live and play in our finished basement on the weekends and evenings (well, not for too much longer, HOLLA!) and it's kinda chilly in the winter so we run a space heater down there. That sucker puts out the heat! When we have it on our regular heater doesn't even come on because the heat rises to fill up the rest of the house. Space heaters for the WIN!

(I have the LONGEST word verfication ever - 'rediumewuu' - really blogger?!)

Ky • said...

Those pictures made me laugh out loud. The size of your babies in relation to the space heaters is fantastic.

That goodness the boys are warm. :)

Sassytimes said...

Oh my gosh, that is the cutest thing ever! Our dogs used to lay right over the heat vents in the winter. Adorable.

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