It really does not help the utility bill to run a heater and the oven to stay warm. Plus, I was sleeping in the outdoors, getting no benefit from the heat I must now pay for.
Let me explain.
I was rather cold in the house on Friday night and even more so on Saturday night. The brisk, frigid breeze through my house perplexed me. I bundled up. Friday night I went to bed about 10:20, exhausted from the day. After ten minutes I decided that the cover I had was inadequate even though it had sufficed when the weather was colder, even during the snow. Getting up to get another blanket was torture. I awoke on Saturday morning with my head completely covered by three blankets.
Saturday night, I was freezing. I did not go to bed until 1:30 am. I was tired but not so exhausted. When I went into my bedroom, the curtain about one foot from my head as I would lie in bed was billowing out. No wonder I was freezing! Exbf had left the window open! It is a double sash window. The bottom window is 29" across and 32" high.
Exbf was here to help me on Friday. The weather was fairly mild and very sunny all day after rain and then snow for the last ten days. He had to open the window in my room to access something outdoors that I wanted inside. Opening the window and putting the item inside is infinitely easier than carrying it all the way up the stairs and through the house. So, he did this while I made dinner or whatever.
There is a breeze in the kitchen from two missing panes there, so the cross breeze from the bedroom window was affecting the whole house. Saturday morning, my ear was hurting. I spent all day in pain. It still hurts, but not as much.
Considering it was below freezing both nights, I might as well have been sleeping in the outdoors!
The times we leave a window open during a rain and drench the house are memorable. But, have you ever had a window accidentally left open and had a breeze through the house during a freeze? Did you suffer from the cold like I did?