I think the people who are just wearing flip-flops right now are out of their gourds. I’ve always found that, if my feet are cold, I feel colder.
Last winter I was amazed at the number of Taiwanese I’d see wearing heavy jackets, scarves, gloves, etc… as if they were living in the arctic. I never found it that cold… a few times I wore a scarf, 'cause my neck was cold, but I rarely ever found it cold enough for gloves. And, in fact, most of the winter I only wore my medium weight, late-fall/early-spring jacket.
This winter, though, the cold has seemed to seep into my bones. I just don’t understand it. I know many have said that this winter is colder than normal. However, the temperatures are still not as cold as I experienced growing up in the US. It must be the dampness. And, spending 6 days at the outlaws in a freezing cold house didn’t help, I suspect. Now I can’t seem to get warm. Even though the heater in the bedroom has the room at a toasty 24, I still find myself shivering from time to time.
Of course, right now I am dealing with a bout of insomnia. So, I find myself at 2:00 am sitting in front of the not-so-warm glow of the computer, wrapped in a comforter, 'cause the heater is in the bedroom keeping my bf warm as he saws wood and has pleasant dreams. :mrgreen:
I know all the “logical” reasons for not having heat in houses here – doesn’t get that cold, winter isn’t long enough, etc… to make it cost efficient. But, if you are going to go sans heat during the winter, why the concrete walls and tile floors? They just seem to make it colder. I’ve often found recently that it is colder in my apartment than outside. What is with THAT???