Nothing an extra blanket won’t help

I’ve been up on and off tonight. I just can’t seem to slow down the thoughts swirling around in my head.

One of the things weighing heavy at the moment is that our natural gas was shut off. 

Aside from the obvious,  I’m concerned that the house will get to cold at night without heat.  However,  despite the outside temp being in the 40’s, it’s not that bad in the house.

I was expecting the temp to drop much faster since the house is so old and poorly insulated.

Thank God for small favors. 

It’s about 2am and there is still plenty of time to get colder but I think we are going good to make it through this. For tonight, we prepared a few extra blankets and hopefully we can get things figured out in the morning. 

However,   because no one will be home tomorrow, the earliest we could see things back on will be Thursday. 

Hopefully,  this won’t be anything that an extra blanket won’t help.

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Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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I think that in PA, companies are not allowed to turn off the heat or keep it off past a certain time in the season.  Does Ohio do anything like that? Also, have you applied for HEAP? (&nbsp ; It might put a small dent in your bill.

Mary Franzen Costell

Expensive Weighted blankets to help kids sleep are all the rage…think of the extra blankets as DIY therapy 🙂


Hi there, we cant afford the oil for our heating system so we have spent the last 2 winters with hot water bottles for the children, in covers to keep them safe, with my 4 yo aspie we shove it at the bottom of his bed to keep it out of the way!  Maybe that could help you all a little till you get your gas sorted.  Good luck xx


@NicolaT1965 God bless you and your family. I wish there was something I could do to help. Thank you for the suggestions, I really appreciate it. 🙂


 @lostandtired  @NicolaT1965 My grandmother would head bricks in the oven while she cooked dinner and by bed time they would be cool enough to not burn.  She would wrap them in a towel and tuck them into the bottom of our beds (near our feet) to keep us warm!


 @lostandtired  @NicolaT1965 My grandmother would heat bricks in the oven as she cooked dinner.  By Bedtime they were still warm and she'd wrap them in towels and slip them into the bottom of our beds near our feet.


 @Batty  @lostandtired
 The first year we had no money and no hot water bottles so we VERY nearly did exactly that Batty !!  Then a kindly soul bought the children a hot water bottle each and I made some very rough covers out of old blankets.  It is amazing what you can do when you really have to xxxxx