It’s the least wonderful time of the year again, the time when the bitter cold finally sets in and the holidays are all over and everything’s that particular shade of gray-tinged white that makes you look out the window and sigh. You might as well just stay inside and hibernate in front of the TV until spring shows up. But wait… we live in New York City! Surely, there’s something to do here, some reason to leave the house, even in the dreary days of winter, and before my boys’ butts become permanently rooted to the couch, I must to find something better for us to do. Here’s what I found so far:
Here in New York City, it’s been pretty darn cold lately. When the temperature (or the wind chill) only has one digit in it, you know it’s not a good day to go outside! It’s tempting to just hunker down indoors, curl up on the couch, and do nothing all day. But what if the house isn’t a whole lot warmer than it is outside? That means you have at least one heat leak in your house, something that’s sucking some of that precious warmth out and letting in the bitter chill. Don’t crank up the furnace, though. Instead, consider a few common culprits that you might be able to easily fix.