Poor Vince. He does take blood thinner and he is always cold. He’s cold in August and in winter, he thinks he’ll surely freeze.
He wants to turn the heater on and it’s 70 degrees in the house. I stopped cooking and took Rita out so he wouldn’t have to go out in the cold . . just a tad below 60 outside. Not sure what he’s going to do when it’s down near zero in late January/February. I’m thinking the only good thing about this is that maybe he will stay home where it’s warm during the winter and not be wanting to run to town twice a day.
The funny thing is that all summer, I keep looking at the thermostat and setting thermometers around the house because I’m so hot and the thermostat says it’s 70 degrees and I know it’s wrong and we should call the a/c guy to come out and fix it . . but it’s not wrong. Now, Vince is looking at the thermostat and saying “That thing has to be wrong. I know it’s colder than 70 degrees in here!”
I just looked over at him and he has his hood off. I said “Why did you take your hood off?” and he said “Because I couldn’t see with it on.” Oh, dear . . this could be a LONG winter! 🙂
Kathleen R Robin says
Vince needs long John’s also maybe you need to knit him a hat.
He has plenty of hats I’ve knitted him, and wool socks. Will he wear them? No. So . . he isn’t as cold as he wants me to believe! 🙂
I’m with Vince and don’t take blood thinners. I would be miserable in a house as cold as you want. I keep mine at 72 in the winter and 78 in the summer. You would probably be uncomfortable in mine. People can just be so different.
You’re right. I believe we can adjust though. It’s hard for me in summer and hard for him in the winter. I don’t keep the house nearly as cool as I’d like in the summer but I think it’s harder being cold than it is being hot. When our a/c went out this summer, the main level got up to 78 and we thought we were going to die. We slept in the basement and hung out in the basement. That’s warm when you’re not used to it but thankfully, we can all find the spot where we’re happy . . unless there are two of us in the same house with drastically different comfy temps. 🙂
I don’t take blood thinners and I am not nearly as cold natured as Vince, but that is why I am in Fort Myers, FL. I grew up in SW Indiana and lived in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Also spent 2 winters in Dubuque, Iowa. I do not like cold, dreary winters. I love the 2 weeks of winter down here when the lows get down to the low 40’s and the natives run around in parkas.
Vince grew up in St. Pete, FL but lived most of his life in the north. For us, FL is a good place to spend a couple of weeks but I need real seasons.
How about a soft and warm stocking hat, I sleep in one during the winter!
Shauna Trueblood says
Maybe you need to get him an electric throw. I used to have one and it was great. I would put it in my chair and sit on it. Now my sister takes blood thinners so I gave it to her.
Good idea. I do think he would like it. Thanks!
OMG I would melt at 70 inside. Our heat is 67 and 64 at night. And we get sub-zero in winter. Vince can add clothes but you can’t strip beyond skin 🙂
Hubster wears heavy sweats and sweatshirt when inside and good warm slippers on.
Sue Lyon says
My husband was on blood thinners and always cold. I bought a heated lap throw for him. He also wore lined thick flannel shirts (from Bass Pro, Cabelas and LLBean) which kept him warmer and not so cold. We kept the house at 74 and I wore shorts and sleeveless shirts while he was bundled up. What a sight to see.
I’ve been on blood thinner since 2001 and I am NEVER cold. I sweat when everyone else is cold, including my husband who has dementia and lost 60 pounds after a stroke. I keep telling him he can put on more clothes to stay warm, but I can only take off so much!
Yes! I agree. At my age, the more I can cover up, the better off we all are! 🙂
Nelle Coursey says
There is always flannel lined pants or sweat pants. And he could have someone knit him some fingerless mitts. LOL We have the same problem here! But I am hoping since Pat had the stents put in he has more blood flowing now! It used to be just the opposite. Now I run around in my sock feet during the winter! Sometimes I don’t even wear the socks because it is too warm in here.
Let me know if things change for Pat. I’m thinking Vince needs to have some more testing done. He is waiting to talk to the cardiologist about that . . waiting for a call back.
You might get your instant read thermometer out and double check the thermostat. Then order him an electric blanket for his side of the bed and a throw for his chair and maybe a heated mat for his feet.
Paula Nordt says
I presume he has had his thyroid levels checked? I have hypothyroidism and was super cold even during our 98 degree summers before I was diagnosed and prescribed medication.
Betty C Edwards says
My husband takes three blood thinners, he is always cold except when I am cold he is hot! Lolo
I know it isn’t funny but that made me laugh.
He looks like a lawn gnome! At least his suffering is providing us in Blogland with some entertainment!
He’s such a good sport with the blog.
Stephani in N. TX says
When I am feeling really cold, or the temps here in TX go to 35 or so, I remember about wool clothing. We all wore wool skirts and sweaters growing up in NJ. I have one almost raggedy cashmere sweater now, but I wear it on 30-degree days because nothing warms like wool if you’re not allergic to it. Wool socks for frozen feet, a Pendleton wool shirt for the coldest of days. We didn’t always wear polyester. I bought my parents all-wool vests, etc when they were elderly and always freezing even though they lived in CA and FL.
Don’t be too sure about Vince wanting to stay home – once the car is warmed up the first time, it takes lots less time if it doesn’t sit all day. Besides – he can crank the temperature up to as warm as he likes it. At least if you’re not in the car with him.
TuNa Quilts says
We have the temperature wars in our house, too! I usually lose. He tries to be sneaky and lower or raise it one degree at a time. I notice that one degree difference. So I adjust it. He installs a web based one that he can control on his phone. Why can’t it just be set to 74 year round? I should have written that in a pre-nuptial agreement back then if I had known about such a thing.