environmental preferences

Am I strange in that I like my house to stay between 66 and 70 degrees Farenheit?

8 thoughts on “environmental preferences

  1. Um, yeah, you are weird. And apparently rich. How can you even afford that? I’m sitting here in a comfortable 77 degree house. During the day our automagic thermostat takes temps up to 82 and we are still quite comfortable. Conditioning my friend, conditioning. We once kept the house aruond 72 when my parents moved in with us for a while and had electric bills topping $300.

  2. Before we got the entire AC system replaced two years ago, my summer electric bills would be between $375-450. Now, with the new system, better attic insulation, solar screens, etc, its averaging $120 in the fall/winter/spring, and $180-225 in the summer.

    This is with two desktop computers on 24/7, and a television of some sort on at least 12 hours a day.

  3. Strange? Not exactly but you might be happier in say, another lattitude. Ya know, Texas didn’t experience a population explosion until AFTER air-conditioning became widely available. Ahhh, the good ol’ days. I’m not really happy with the weather in Texas until is is consistantly 89 or above. Am I strange? Maybe, but I’m happy outside in August, how ’bout you?

  4. August? Outside? I dont use those two words together in the same sentence. 🙂

    A bad sunburn (that landed me in the hospital) when I was 13 pretty much made me an “indoors person” for life.

  5. As a native of south Florida, my response is… uh, yeah, you’re *really* strange. I’m with Julia… lierally, even here I was wearing long sleeves (light cotton, but long sleeves nonetheless) until a few weeks ago.

  6. I wear a t-shirt and an overshirt, like a hawaiian shirt, almost all summer for reasons I won’t go into here and I’m generally quite comfortable.
    Also, outside in August isn’t as bad as you make it out to be. We spend a lot of time in our backyard in summer thanks to lots of shade from trees. I love to sit in the hammock with the laptop and work while my son plays in the sprinklers. Also, the lake is another great place to go in summer. Just find someone with a boat out there, like myself, and go find a secluded cove and go swimming. We spend hours just floating in the lake and playing fetch with the dogs.

  7. You’re not strange. You’re just not insane..unlike all these outdoorsy people 😉

    Long live the art of summer indoor hibernation.

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