Saturday, November 20, 2010
Whine and You Shall Receive
So, I'm not sure if I mentioned it, but my apartment gets really cold during the winter. I know I don't live in a snowy area and some of you will scoff at this, but it's the truth. The apartment is really old, so the insulation is terrible and the heater is in the living room, facing the front door. It's essentially useless.
On the plus side, our bills stay low all year round.
Anyway, I posted a Facebook status that said, "I am remembering how cold my apartment gets in the winter....brrr! I'm freezing!" I didn't think much of it, just sharing about things no one is interested in...that's what Facebook is for, right?
I got some sympathy, some mockery about being cold in Southern California, and two offers for space heaters. One from a co-worker who doesn't use it, and one from my aunt who is coming over on Thanksgiving. I had thought about buying one this year, and look...without even asking I'm getting two.
The one from the co-worker is really small and not enough to warm up my whole room, but I have it on my nightstand, and I've been using it for about ten minutes right before I go to sleep, which has been very nice. I don't want to jack up my electric bill too high, so I'm trying to use it sparingly.
Anyway, I thought it was a good example of asking what people have before you buy things. Or just whining and seeing who offers to help you. :/