Okey and I are competitive people. It’s a race to see who can get home first from the restaurant going different routes. It’s a competition to see who can get the most stars on Angry Birds. It’s a challenge to see who can have a longer winning streak when playing board games. But now there’s a new contest to see who can outlast the other. This game is called Don’t be the One to Turn on the Heater also known as Freezing to Death.
Initially, this was a game where we were working together. “Can we make it to November without turning on the heat?” “I think so. Let’s see.” Then we made it to our goal. And then a few more days. But neither one of us wants to be seen as weak, so we have not touched the thermostat.
We’ve been having some very cold nights lately, but I am too proud to cave in. I’ve been using candles during the day, and I took the electric blanket out of storage for the night. Okey takes the space heater with him as he moves from the home office to the bedroom throughout the day.
Why I might win: It may currently be 50 degrees outside, but it’s a warm 67 degrees inside thanks to the cakes I’m baking. And I have an ace up my sleeve as I can lay claims to the space heater; it was his Christmas present to me one year after all.
Why I might lose: I’m a girl. And, I’m afraid that I may fold first as it’s supposed to dip down to a chilly 33 degrees on Friday night, a fact that Okey keeps reminding me about.