We’re at that point in the year here in Northwest Illinois where most days are still a nice temperature (60’s – 70’s) but it also gets pretty chilly at night (30’s – 50’s). In fact the last couple of nights we’ve had frost. I’ve had to return to letting my car warm up in the morning to get the frost off the windshield (gasp).
We don’t typically turn our heat on this early and have been holding off this year as well by using a small electric heater in the bathroom and elsewhere as needed. The rest of the house is “cool” or if you’re my daughter-in-law it’s “flat cold!”
I still have the summer bedding on the bed…cotton sheets and only a light quilt. I’ve been trying to decide the last couple of chilly nights, do I put the flannel sheets and electric blanket on or wait it out? You see, if you put it on it might be too warm (think middle of the night hot flashes) but I don’t want to be cold either (think the chills directly after a middle of the night hot flash).
- So what do the rest of you northerners do?
(I’m not intentionally leaving my southern friends out but am assuming it’s not as much of a decision for you. ;) )
- When do you changeover your bedding to warmer fare?
- When do you turn your heat on? as needed or do you have a date you absolutely won’t turn it on before?
I have a friend who says November 1st no matter how cold it gets before then.
Inquiring minds need to know! :)