Keeping Cozy

I’ve started a paid internship with a planning organization so my schedule is very full these days. It makes me really appreciate the tiny house when I’m able to be home. I love sitting in the window seat reading for classes with my cat on my lap, cooking hearty food in the little kitchen, or sleeping in the snug loft.

I have found that the radiator heater works best if I keep it at a baseline temperature and crank it up when I feel too chilled. There is a timer on the heater but it doesn’t have a setback option, so I haven’t been using that feature. (It comes up to the temp you’ve set at the times you tell it to but then it turns off completely at the end of the period you’ve set and I find that if I turn the heater all the way off for a long period of time it takes a while for the house to heat back up again.) If I keep it set at 58 while I’m away and then bump it up when I get home, it doesn’t take long before it’s nice and cozy. I don’t know yet how much electricity I’m using now that I’ve got the heater turned on since the electricity meter I purchase to monitor my usage doesn’t fit in the outlet because of the way the plugs are oriented. I’m curious but not enough to have figured out a way to check. That will be one of my projects once the term is over.
One of my neighbors recommended a heater that is installed on the wall and I’m considering getting one because it would be less obtrusive than the one on wheels that I’ve been using. I wouldn’t have to relocate it every time I have a friend over for dinner and need to turn my desk into a dining table. I’ll keep you posted about whether I decide to go for it and, if so, what I think of it.
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