I could have put off turning on the heat for another week or so, I suppose. Except I have two canaries, and they are fairly fragile, and susceptible to cold (much as I am).
But I hate the first day of having the heat on – the dusty, musty odor just isn’t pleasant – and it reminds me that our three-four months of cold are just about upon us. *sigh*. I really don’t like the cold.