Oh, please, please, please, could I win a hot water bottle with snuggly cover, as mentioned in your giveaway column? I live in a vintage apartment building in Chicago, and by vintage, I mean drafty. Today we finally broke down and put plastic over our large bedroom window. I hate the plastic because it means you can never pull up the blinds and let in the light; however, the temperature in the bedroom is noticeably warmer. My husband and I will spend the rest of the winter looking at the plastic (which is actually a painter's dropcloth--the specialized window coverings are too thin for a Chicago wind), watching it billow out and marveling at how our landlords don't mind paying to heat a building that allows a good deal of heat to escape right back outside.
Even though we've got the plastic up, it doesn't do everything to keep out the cold. The bed's piled high with blankets and we wear socks to bed, but our toes still freeze. A hot water bottle would be most helpful to keep this wicked cold at bay!
Thanks so much for your time!