When I needed a place to go, our sister kindly let me stay at her house.
- She had a finished basement with a half bath that she let me transform into our own space.
I was actually grateful for the space, although I was actually uncomfortable because there was no central heat or air. The basement was underground, which meant that it was naturally cooler than the rest of the house. I thought this would be great because I liked to sleep in cooler hot plus cold temperatures plus this would be our opportunity to sleep comfortably without paying for the A/C system to run. During that first evening though, I woke up feeling colder than I’ve ever felt before plus I could not get warm. I layered all the blankets I could find on top of the bed plus I put all our layers on. When that didn’t work, I had no option however to take a tepid shower. After losing numerous minutes of sleep, I was finally able to fall asleep. When I told our sister about the cold basement, she told me that she had a portable furnace that I could use during the minute evening. The portable furnace did supply warmth, however only to a small section that was directly in front of it. In order to keep warm, I put the portable furnace directly beside me plus let the sizzling air blow over me all evening. It was the only way that I could sleep comfortably without cold into a popsicle.