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This Old House Is Our New House

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Last fall my husband and I purchased an old house in northern New York State from two elderly sisters.

Having moved into our new house and with Winter fast approaching, I was concerned about the house’s lack of insulation.

“If they could live here all those years, so can we!” my husband confidently declared.

Well, one November night the temperature plunged to below zero, and we woke up to find that the interior walls of the living room were covered with frost.

My husband decided to call the sisters who we had bought the house from, to ask how they had kept the house warm over the Winter.

After a rather brief conversation, he hung up the phone.

“Well”, I asked him. “What did they say?”

“For the past 30 years”, he muttered, “they’ve gone to Florida for the winter”.

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