It’s been cold lately. Real cold. We’re going to need to refill the oil tank for heat again soon, which is a whopper of a bill. We’d been hoping to make it to February, but with 10 days to go and just over 1/4 tank left, I don’t think we’ll make it. Ah well, one of the advantages to having a giant old house: there’s space enough for roommates who help you pay for things like heating oil. And rent.
In the meantime, blankets and layers have been our friends. And the cats, who around December every year, remember that the 4 giant mammals who rattle around the house with them provide more warmth than even the heated blankets.