Is it for our comfort or yours?

My hubby has a way of projecting his wants and needs as being our wants and needs.

Last week, he was complaining about how frigid it was in the basement.

I asked him if he had turned the control unit up? He told myself and others ‌he would do without the heat and just put on a jacket. He didn’t want our energy bills to go too high. I paid the energy b[lls. He did not think how much we spent on our daily energy bills. So when he tried to tell myself and others that keeping the heat off downstairs meant we would be more comfortable upstairs. I asked if it was for our comfort or his? He spit and sputtered and told myself and others that, of course, it was for our comfort. My hubby will not turn the heat on in the basement because he feels care about he is wasting energy. In the long run, all he was doing was making himself sick and when he came to bed shivering, we would have to turn the control unit up in the kitchen. I didn’t think how to explain to him that by keeping his basement work room heated; he was saving heat upstairs. The oil furnace wasn’t running nearly as much at night when he had the heat on in the basement because that room was directly under our kitchen. The ambient heat from the oil furnace running in his workroom was helping to heat our kitchen. At 1 point it would’ve been him trying to explain this thought to me, however as much as I dislike to admit it, at his age he needs to be reminded.

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