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The Weather Outside is Frightful

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You guys, it’s FUHREEEZING outside.  Way, way to cold for this Oklahoma girl (although I must admit, I don’t have much of a tolerance.  Especially when I heard someone say the HIGH on Christmas day in Minnesota is TEN BELOW ZERO. Dude.)

Dave is the official Cold Weather Worrier in our house.  He bustles around when the forecast calls for frigid temperatures putting special insulating covers over our outdoor faucets and (in dire situations) opening cabinets to allow warm air to circulate around the pipes under our sinks.

I, on the other hand, don’t think a thing about our house, and instead focus on putting on another sweater.  And some socks.

But I suppose extra insulation and caulking around doors and those sorts of things would be smart.  Think of the money it would save! Plus: less sweaters required!

Do you worry about weatherizing your house for the cold months?  Does it work? Did you save money?

Do tell.

ps – Hey locals: did you know OG&E has a weatherization program?  Go here for details! In some cases they’ll come do it FOR YOU.  Dude!  How cool is that? (Or how WARM is that, really)

Compensation for this post was provided by OG&E. Opinions expressed here are my own.

Author: Rita Ortloff

highly caffeinated mother of two. part-time homeschooler and marketing manager. full-time wife and mother. lover of books, the ipad, and any animal with fur. hater of spiders and spanx.

One thought on “The Weather Outside is Frightful

  1. I’ve never heard of insulating cover thingies for the outside faucets! I have a friend who had one freeze and break in the wall and holy expensive repair, involving taking part of the wall down. I did open cabinet doors at night during the last freeze. And I realized that my backsplash is apparently connected to the outside by all the wind I felt coming in there. (So I stuffed newspapers everywhere they would stay because I’m super handy like that.)

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