Like many other places in the country it's pretty frigid right now in Montana. But I have my old farmhouse caulked, plastic'd, etc. to keep winter weather OUTSIDE. Yesterday, the wind was blowing at about 30 mph and the temps topped out at a balmy 9 degrees above zero. I got home from work at about 4:30 and much to my horror, I discovered that my back door had blown open in the wind! I must not have closed it properly before I'd left in the morning. The laundry room was completely frozen and my old furnace was struggling to keep the rest of the house above freezing. Even my dogs were cold. I shut the door (of course) and turned on my oven to help out the furnace, but it took nearly 12 hours to get the temps back up into the upper 60's in the living room. One of my house plants is suffering but should recover, and thankfully, the laundry room seems to have thawed out without any pipes bursting. (God was taking care of me yet again ) One of the few real problems with being single and living alone is that I've got no one to blame but my own silly self!