The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder.
That’s just fine with me.
This last summer brought with it an uncharacteristic heat wave for our area. I had never gotten so much use out of my air conditioning system before. Most of the time in the summer, my house is completely comfortable with nothing more than ceiling fans running, if that. In fact, I could usually keep my thermostat at 74° during the day, and it would stay there without the A/C kicking in very often at all. That was not the case over this past summer. My thermostat would climb to 80° if I left the air conditioner off! Now though, I could finally set my sights on the fall and wintertime. I may not use my heating system throughout most of the fall months depending on how cold it gets. I love it when my house gets down into the ’60s. It feels wonderful. If it gets too chilly, more often than not, I’ll simply slip on an extra layer or put some slippers on that are a little bit thicker and cozier. And of course, there’s nothing quite like having a nice cool house when it’s time to go to sleep! There’s nothing that helps me sleep better than a truly cool room. That’s why I’m so happy that the colder seasons are on the way. I don’t do well in the heat, so it’s time to get back and relax in the cool.