Snug as a Bug in a Rug

If you follow me on Twitter, you have probably heard me complaining about the ides of winter.  I’m sure that at least once a day I twitter about how miserably cold I am.  And with the *economic crisis* (if I hear that term one more time, I’m going to poke a needle in my eye) we are trying to keep costs down as much as possible, and that means keeping our heat set very loooooow.  My husband is the one who sets the thermostat, and I try not to tamper with it, but there have been days that I can’t take another minute of the frostbite, and I will nudge it just a little. Shhhh.

Because my husband loves me so much was sick of my complaining, last week he went up into the attic and brought down our old space heater that we used to keep in the nursery when we had little babies.  You see, well before the term *economic crisis* became a household term swear word, we were trying to save pennies on heating costs.  But I put my foot down when I had babies.  So the space heater came to be a member of our family.  We didn’t use it last year, but this year my husband had the brilliant idea of placing it in my office, where I spend at least 50%, okay 90% of my life.  Score one for hubby!

Well, wouldn’t you know that my Handyguy couldn’t just put the ding-dang space heater in my office and turn it on.  NO.  He had to utilize his geeky Powercost Monitor and determine how much money we were spending with the space heater.  Did I say geeky?  Okay.

So here I sit sat, freezing my arse off, my fingers so cold that I could hardly manipulate the mouse, while the space heater sat idly by as my husband waited to “get a baseline” on the temperature in the room or some such nonsense.  As I recall, I went to bed that night in a bit of a huff.

The next morning when I woke up, my husband told me he had good news and bad news.  The good news was space heater was ready to go.  The bad news was the space heater had been recalled.

YUP!  He had googled it for some reason that I didn’t dare ask, and came up with the recall notice.  GRAND.  Another day of frostbite for me!

All’s well that ends well, though, because that night, my husband walked in the door with a brand spanking new space heater that was NOT on anyone’s recall list.  He had taken the offensive space heater back to Home Depot as instructed online and received a new one at no charge.  SCORE!

So now I sit in my office with a space heater under my desk.  I’m all toasty warm, snug as a bug in a rug, and laughing all the way to the bank.  And with that, my friends, I’m clean out of metaphors.  You can breathe a sigh of relief now.

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18 Responses

  1. LOL! Great post. I freeze in my office too. I think it’s b/c it’s right off of the garage. Plus our windows are pretty drafty! I’m glad you are warm now!
    Oh, ya know what would be cool? If you followed me on Twitter!

  2. I smiled ear to ear with your post..
    well every night when I take my boys out of the bath I wrap their towels around them and say Snug As A Bug In A Rug.. 🙂

    And congrats on finally being warm!!!!!!!! Yahhh Husband!!

  3. Yeah, but what is the cost to run that there space heater? That’s what I want to know. ‘Cause I’m freakin’ cold ALL THE TIME, too! Once The Man told me to put on another layer. Ha! I was already wearing I think 4 layers at the time, and a fleece hat. In my house. 🙂 We’ve since decided that the heat could go up a degree or five. But I could still be warmer.

    Oh, and do you know what is a fantastic little heater? A laptop. 🙂

  4. I need one of those! I walk around in 4 layers…Seriously. and my mouse fingers…don’t get me started. I am ALWAYS cold in my house and we keep the heat at or around 68

  5. Temperature-wise, there is nothing worse than being cold. Cold makes your blood so thick you can’t hardly move. It makes your fingers hurt when you accidentally jab something. It makes jeans uncomfortable.

    I guess that’s part of why I live in Arizona. It’s supposed to be mid-seventies here today.

    Stay warm!

  6. Your husband sounds eerily like mine. And mine does spend a lot of time out of town. You don’t think…NO… Um…Is yours by any chance deer hunting this week? lol
    Seriously, my Hero loves keeping it cool, too…I pile on the layers. But if I’m having trouble maneuvering the mouse, I’m with you…space heaters to the rescue!

  7. That is one of the beauties of working from home, you can have a space heater. Those babies are banned at my office.

    We’ve complained about the temp but if they turn it up in my area we end up roasting people in another area. The only plus is that the upper management sits in my area so we all wear our polar fleece jackets together.

  8. This post really made me laugh. Wish I would have paid the extra money to have radiant heat in my house. We put space heaters in each of our kids rooms at night so we can keep the thermostat down.

  9. Lol….I am glad you’re nice and toasty now!
    I had a hysterectomy back in May and it threw me head first into menopause (hot flashes and all) 20 years early and I freeze my family out! Don’t have to worry too much about heating costs at my house this year, lol.

  10. I understand and feel your pain and your joy because I too got me a handy dandy space heater. it is under my desk, yay!

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