Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winter

My husband and I purchased an old home in Northern New York State from two elderly sisters. Winter was fast approaching and I was concerned about the house's lack of insulation. "If they could live here all those years, so can we!" my husband confidently declared.

One November night the temperature plunged to below zero, and we woke up to find interior walls covered with frost. My husband called the sisters to ask how they had kept the house warm.

After a rather brief conversation, he hung up. "For the past 30 years," he muttered, "they've gone to Florida for the winter."

24 comments:

  1. Too bad the husband didn't see that one coming.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ha! Smart sisters :) Our house could benefit from better insulation as well. Thank goodness we do not have a frost on walls yet :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Woof! Woof! Mom used to LOVE winter (its pretty) but it is just too cold so for the past years mom wants to escape it ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    ReplyDelete
  4. Florida here I come!

    Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  5. That's what I did... only I do it 12 months out of the year. And then I moved 4 hours nawth to south jawjah. srsly.

    Although it's pretty danged cold here today and I hear tell from Sandy B that it's snowing in nawth jawjah. brrrr.

    Have a lovely day! Big hugs xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  6. smart girls! ha ha ha

    smiles, bee
    xoxooxoxox

    ReplyDelete
  7. That is the thing to do, just move to Florida. Too funny. I wouldn't want to spend a winter up North. I did that for my child hood and it is not fun. Have yourself a terrific day.

    ReplyDelete
  8. That takes me back to my childhood days, when you only had a coal fire in one room in the house, and it was only lit on rare occasions. We always had ice on the inside of our windows. We were toughened to it.

    ReplyDelete
  9. oh those are some smart girls. I had an aunt that went to Florida every year for winter. Wouldn't mind heading there myself right now. It's only November and I'm already freezing

    ReplyDelete
  10. A lot do.. run away during winter :) That's a pair of very smart sisters.. hehhehehehe.. Florida seems loads of fun.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Bhaaahaaahaa... a bit different ending than I was thinking...

    ReplyDelete
  12. That's why they call 'em snow birds.

    ReplyDelete
  13. That's the best way to stay warm!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Maybe they can buy the florida house too

    ReplyDelete
  15. Really funny! What I can`t explain is how didn`t thei find out only after buying it that they were living in Florinda for the winter :P

    ReplyDelete
  16. Yes I hear they are getting some snow in the south right now. Better come back up here for a bit.LOL Great Story.

    ReplyDelete
  17. If I lived up there, I'd be in Florida all winter too. I don't care for cold weather, as you know.

    ReplyDelete
  18. And now you know why we go to WPB for the winter. The end.

    Big hugs from chilly jawjah, honey...

    ReplyDelete
  19. LOL! Those sisters headed to warmer temperatures! I wonder if they are now in Jamaica!:) Anyway I love the picture with the post. I am not sure I would survive the cold but I think snow is very beautiful Sandee!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Frost on interior walls. Good Grief that's too cold. It's our 1st day of summer here today & after 2 weeks with rain nearly every day it's sunny & beautiful outside today. Enjoy your winter...

    ReplyDelete
  21. Would love to experience winter someday!

    Have a great day Sandee! I've been busy lately so am only able to read posts today :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. LOL - too close to home. Sounds like the houses here. We use the fireplace as our heat source. Bathrooms are freezing in the winter.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere. All comments are very much appreciated.

♥♥♥Have a terrific day.♥♥♥