I read the Cold House Journal regularly. As a former desert dweller, I find it compelling and encouraging. The author on that Web site is pretty fanatical about reducing his carbon footprint. When he blogged about the Crunchy Chicken’s Freeze Yer Buns Challenge, I signed up.
We try to be frugal and environmentally responsible. A few days ago, a reporter from USA Today tracked me down and asked how it was going. I didn’t know it when I talked to her, but it turns out the furnace was broken. I knew it was cold in the house, but I didn’t know it was THIS cold! When it gets below 50 degrees F in your home, it’s time to call for reinforcements!