I was so cheerful when our roommate & I went shopping & saw our favorite cabin goods store had finally restocked for fall. It’s been getting entirely freezing in the air, & she & I are trying our best not to touch that control unit. The two of us just had our oil tank filled for the long Winter time ahead, & we’re determined not to turn on the heat for anything less than below cold hot & cold temperatures, or a blizzard. However, the cold rainy weather has made it recognize positively raw. We’ve tried taking warm baths, however even those the two of us need to do in moderation. Our oil boiler heats both the cabin the two of us rent & the warm water the two of us use. If she & I want to get through the worst of the Winter time before filling the tanks for the oil heating system once again, the two of us need to be cautious with the warm water too, and fortunately, she & I found a good budget-friendly way of doing so–heated blankets! Since neither of us have the money for a space heating system at the moment (though the two of us put identifiable models on Christmas lists to our parents) a heated blanket is a good way to keep warm without turning on the oil heater. I remember our Dad used to warn our heated blankets were dangerous, however they’ve really gotten a lot safer over the years. The 1 the two of us bought even has a timer. So, if 1 of us falls asleep on the couch, the heated blanket will shut itself off. I’m hopeful the heated blanket will keep us nice & toasty, & save us money on the oil heating system in the long run. Maybe we’ll get lucky & Santa will bring 1 of us a space heating system this year too.