A few weeks ago (the night of the Superbowl, to be exact), there was a pretty large snow storm in our area. Not the worse we have ever seen, but enough snow that it was a snow day the next day and we were stuck in our house, as our court wasn’t plowed until the evening and we couldn’t get out.
Anyway – that night, as we returned home from a Superbowl party quite late, I guess neither Ben nor I double checked that our front door was locked. Somewhere in the midst of lugging two sleeping children up to their beds, with our arms full, in a feeble attempt to untie our snow-filled boots with no free hands AND keep the snow on the front door mat, we didn’t exactly get the door completely shut. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it was mostly shut – but apparently, in windy snow storm conditions, mostly doesn’t quite cut it.
Do you want to know what the result is, of have your door mostly shut, but not all the way shut? Well, first, in the middle of the night, when you get up to pee, you remark to yourself, in your sleepy state, that it’s kind of odd that the heat is running, considering that you turn in down pretty low at night time.
The next thing that happens, is that when you run downstairs in your skivvies the next morning to answer the phone, you notice that it is wickedly cold, and oddly drafty.
Finally, you look to your right, in the direction of the draft – still in your skivvies, mind you, and notice that your front door is WIDE OPEN and judging by the amount of snow IN the house, has pretty much been open all night.
While we may not be the experts in locking up our door, we certainly can provide some tips on how to rack up your utility bill.