We're having our first real cold snap in Portland. This is when I really don't like this old 1906 house we're living in. The oil to run the furnace is expensive and with no insulation and drafty single-pane windows, it could run non-stop during this below freezing weather. We turn on the space heaters and curtain off the living room to keep it warmish. (We're up to 66 degrees right now. Whoohoo!) Plastic is up on the windows, and we definitely keep the closet doors closed. Our bedroom closet was 34 degrees last night! We have to pull out what we want to wear the night before so we don't have to turn into an ice cube getting dressed in the morning. Speaking of ice... here are a couple pictures of our kitchen window this morning. Yep. Ice on the inside. Good grief! I don't even want to think about all the mold problems this moisture creates. Friends like the chilled glasses from the cupboards, though. We're moving in three weeks. Yay for dry windows and warm closets! Time to make some hot chocolate.