This morning at 7:00 a.m., my sidekick and I took a trip to Home Depot and purchased shrink wrap for our windows. I guess I'm the only person in the world who didn't know about this stuff. If something doesn't have a picture of Dora the Explorer on it or Harper can't shove a shape block into it, it sometimes escapes my notice. ..but apparently, applying this "stuff" can lower your heating cost by up to 90%. I'm just hoping to get 25% or 30%.
As visions of sugar plums dance in Harper's head, I'm going to shrink wrap the windows of our "Florida room." I've done one window, already, while Harper supervised. She was NOT impressed with the blow dryer shrinking portion of the project, as the blow dryer generally elicits the stink eye and sends her running in the other direction. For adults without a blow dryer aversion, you'll find this part to be quite fun and rewarding.
How am I feeling about not having the option to open the windows this winter? A little like how I feel when a shirt or a dress gets stuck over my head - won't go up, can't go down, arms straight-jacketed up in "touchdown" position. . . cat in a bag panic - but I'll just hang my head out the door every now and then for 25% off of our heating bill.