My mom refuses to come over to our house because she says that we keep the thermostat turned down way too low in our house.
I personally think that she’s being ridiculous because we keep the thermostat set at 68 degrees almost year round.
I don’t think that that is too cold, but my mom has always been one of those people who thinks that she has to have the thermostat set at 85 degrees during the winter when it’s cold outside. We just aren’t going to run our heating system that much in our house, because it’s a lot cheaper or for us to just put on an extra sweater or something then to keep the heating system running all the time. Our heating bills get to be really high during the winter, and so we found that if we keep the thermostat set at 68 degrees all year round, it is the optimal setting for us to save money on our heating and cooling bills. But we also want to be able to have my mom over to visit once in a while, and she is so stubborn that she won’t come unless we promise to turn the heating up! She’s really hard to get along with sometimes, if you want to know the truth. I told her that we would build a fire in the fireplace and she could sit by it the whole time if she was that cold. She says that that is not good enough for her and maybe she would just bring over her own little space heater to plug in next to her chair.