Boy, it just doesn't seem possible that it is now October! Where the heck did this year go so quickly?
Bill's been trying to take the time to do some extra winterizing on the house this year. Last year's fuel oil prices were bad enough to deal with and now, we're looking at another winter already with the wind blowing, snow falling, ice storms and such. Something I don't particularly relish, for sure!
So far, Bill's put that heavy-duty plastic on some of the windows on the house. He did all the windows now in my little bedroom and I hope it does cut down on the draft issues there. The radiator in my room works but not very well. In order to get it to heat up to any noticeable degree remotely comfortable, we'd have to kick the thermostat here up to about 75 degrees at least and that would have the upstairs turned into a virtual oven -plus, at today's oil prices, would not be even remotely affordable then either.
My son as well as my son-in-law are both big Volkswagon fans too and they each have a "Bug" they have restored as well. Last summer and fall, Bill tore down an old house here in town for the guy who owned it in exchange for whatever lumber was usable from the place and then, he built a garage at my son's house where they could store their "Bugs" to protect them from the winter elements. If he hadn't done that, they definitely would have had to invest in a car cover for each one of these vehicles to give them some protection and help keep their hard work from being destroyed.
Wonder if we could get a super-sized one and just drape it over the house from October through April? Would that help hold the heat in?