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(Boston Herald)   Public housing boss expected elderly residents "would accustom themselves to lower, energy-saving thermostat settings"   (bostonherald.com) divider line 85
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2012-11-08 12:37:02 PM  
HA
 
2012-11-08 12:37:23 PM  
Old people don't like the cold. What an idiot.
 
2012-11-08 12:38:38 PM  
What about women in general? I don't know a single woman who will accustom herself to lower, energy-saving thermostat settings in the winter.
 
2012-11-08 12:38:42 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-11-08 12:38:56 PM  

Seniors 'freezing' in Eastie housing


They should move Southie for the winter.
 
2012-11-08 12:39:44 PM  

dittybopper: Old people don't like the cold. What an idiot.


It reminds them of deeeeaaaath.
 
2012-11-08 12:40:23 PM  
Just put on a sweater.
 
2012-11-08 12:40:41 PM  
74 degrees is way too hot if you ask me.

If this is true, "State code bans landlords from heating apartments higher than 78 degrees, he said. The minimum is 68 degrees and 163 tests showed the complex met that code, he said." I don't see what the problem is.
 
2012-11-08 12:42:32 PM  
But he later called the Herald to say he was ordering a change, if engineers are able to override the system's limits. The federal government reimburses the BHA for most energy costs, he acknowledged.
 
2012-11-08 12:43:10 PM  

cgraves67: What about women in general? I don't know a single woman who will accustom herself to lower, energy-saving thermostat settings in the winter.


This.

I gave my last gf two options:
1. It is my house and my thermostat-dress accordingly.
2. I'll set it at 85 but you walk around at minimum half naked.

She put on a sweater.
 
2012-11-08 12:43:23 PM  
Ok; get a thermometer and measure it 7 times randomly on days you don't tell the landlord you are coming.
 
2012-11-08 12:43:53 PM  

cgraves67: What about women in general? I don't know a single woman who will accustom herself to lower, energy-saving thermostat settings in the winter.


shiat son, I keep mine at 59.
 
2012-11-08 12:44:10 PM  
Old people have very thin skin, why aren't they in Florida? Otherwise turn the farking heat up.
 
2012-11-08 12:44:37 PM  
They live in public housing. They'll get what their masters give them.
 
2012-11-08 12:44:58 PM  
I don't set the thermostat higher than 65, and it's often lower than that. Usually I'll put another blanket in the bed and turn the furnace off at night. But then I'm paying my own bills on a small fixed income and don't have to sit around naked in the middle of winter.

Bundle up like they did before 1900. It's much cheaper so there's more left for booze. By the way, Black Grouse isn't very much like a "regular" blended Scotch and might throw you at first but then it's easy to like a lot. Not bad for $25 a fifth. Now excuse me while I get my jacket.
 
2012-11-08 12:45:02 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Seniors 'freezing' in Eastie housing


They should move Southie for the winter.


The problem is that the north side of my town faced and the east was facing south.
 
2012-11-08 12:45:24 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: 74 degrees is way too hot if you ask me.

If this is true, "State code bans landlords from heating apartments higher than 78 degrees, he said. The minimum is 68 degrees and 163 tests showed the complex met that code, he said." I don't see what the problem is.


my guess is you're not a really old person with poor blood circulation that is cold most all the time.

empathy: Empathy is the capacity to recognize feelings that are being experienced by another sentient or semi-sentient (in fiction writing) being. Someone may need to have a certain amount of empathy before they are able to feel compassion. The English word was coined in 1909 by Edward B. Titchener as an attempt to translate the German word "Einfühlungsvermögen", a new phenomenon explored at the end of 19th century mainly by Theodor Lipps. It was later re-translated into the German language (Germanized) as "Empathie", and is still in use there. (wikipedia)
 
2012-11-08 12:46:05 PM  
I'm currently dealing with a landlord who is in denial that my heat doesn't work, so I'm jealous rather than getting a kick...
 
2012-11-08 12:46:18 PM  
Damn I read the article, I live in this badass frozen state. Give these people heat and a/c.
 
2012-11-08 12:46:40 PM  
FTA: McGonagle

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2012-11-08 12:46:57 PM  
Winter in WI and I set mine at 65 most days, 63/64 overnight. 69 for short periods like just coming inside from 3 hours out or something. 74, I'd be in shorts, shirtless, sweating.

/not fat
 
2012-11-08 12:48:48 PM  

cgraves67: What about women in general? I don't know a single woman who will accustom herself to lower, energy-saving thermostat settings in the winter.


My farking wife. 70 is too hot for her. Sets it at 67. Then opens the bedroom window when it's farking ten degrees outside.
I like a nice comfy 72
 
2012-11-08 12:49:22 PM  
While being chilly when you change your clothing is a far cry from actually freezing, turn up the damn heat already!
 
2012-11-08 12:50:50 PM  

Smackledorfer: cgraves67: What about women in general? I don't know a single woman who will accustom herself to lower, energy-saving thermostat settings in the winter.

This.

I gave my last gf two options:
1. It is my house and my thermostat-dress accordingly.
2. I'll set it at 85 but you walk around at minimum half naked.

She put on a sweater.


And moved out as soon as she could, no doubt.
 
2012-11-08 12:51:45 PM  
jiveturkey.files.wordpress.com

Let's just say they will learn to be satisfied... with less.
 
2012-11-08 12:53:24 PM  
Place an ice pack around the thermostat, the thermostat will think it's colder then it really is and kick on the heat.
Worked 3rd shift where the company had a programmable thermostat set to 55 for overnight.
 
2012-11-08 12:54:11 PM  
Old people get cold. They're arthritic and don't move around a lot. They need to be kept warm. These people are literally leaving granny out on an ice floe.

I'm one of those women who is cold all the time. Maybe it's because I'm relatively thin. I went out and ordered double paned windows and cranked the heat up. I used to have the house at 66. Now it's at 70 and my heating bill is the same as it was when I had the heat at 66.

So, if you want your girlfriend to walk around half naked, get new windows and have the insulation checked at the house...or go out with someone who has a nice seal-like layer of blubber.
 
2012-11-08 12:55:27 PM  
Ice pack on the thermostat.
 
2012-11-08 12:57:48 PM  
When I moved to Japan I had a typical poorly insulated apartment so I cranked the heater up all night and paid what it cost. After that first winter I was talking with Japanese coworkers who were horrified that I left the heater on at night. I told them I got colds in the winter but who doesn't?

Next winter I left the heater off. I felt astoundingly better every morning all winter long.

Too much climate control in America
 
2012-11-08 12:57:54 PM  

cig-mkr: Place an ice pack around the thermostat, the thermostat will think it's colder then it really is and kick on the heat.
Worked 3rd shift where the company had a programmable thermostat set to 55 for overnight.


what happens if the ice drips into the electronics and shorts everything out
then NO HEAT FOR U

cdn.ebaumsworld.com
 
2012-11-08 12:58:59 PM  
Make sure you come back to the link and read the Herald commenters. Those working class Herald readers (white, racist, not working, collecting unemployment and spending it on cigarettes and TV's and fellating Howie Carr) will be sure to tell us that the thermostat should be set to whatever a hard working white man's tax dollars say it should be set to.
 
2012-11-08 01:01:38 PM  
wondering how much i could pay myself as founder and CEO of the Give Old People Blankets and Sweaters and Stuff charity.

every $20 you send to my PO box will buy one old person a blanket or sweater or something from a thrift shop. help save an old person today!
 
2012-11-08 01:03:19 PM  

Smackledorfer: cgraves67:

What about women in general? I don't know a single woman who will accustom herself to lower, energy-saving thermostat settings in the winter.

This.

I gave my last gf two options:
1. It is my house and my thermostat-dress accordingly.
2. I'll set it at 85 but you walk around at minimum half naked.

She put on a sweater.


Then she ditched you for a richer and/or stupider man, right?

Being alone is cheaper in many ways. And less aggravating and quieter. And there's more booze for me.
 
2012-11-08 01:05:12 PM  
Old people are cold blooded like lizards. They need the heat to be higher.

Everyone of my great-grandparents, grandparents, and other elderly relatives typically had their thermostats set at 80 in the winter. And they *still* had put on sweaters, lap blankets and/or small dogs to keep them warm on top of the heat.

Old is cold.
 
2012-11-08 01:06:36 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: cig-mkr: Place an ice pack around the thermostat, the thermostat will think it's colder then it really is and kick on the heat.
Worked 3rd shift where the company had a programmable thermostat set to 55 for overnight.

what happens if the ice drips into the electronics and shorts everything out
then NO HEAT FOR U

[cdn.ebaumsworld.com image 650x520]


We had it in a zip lock bag, never leaked enough to worry about.
 
2012-11-08 01:06:52 PM  
abhorrent1:

My farking wife. 70 is too hot for her. Sets it at 67. Then opens the bedroom window when it's farking ten degrees outside.
I like a nice comfy 72


Send her here. Nipples stick out proudly when it's cold.
 
2012-11-08 01:08:34 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: Old people get cold. They're arthritic and don't move around a lot. They need to be kept warm. These people are literally leaving granny out on an ice floe.

I'm one of those women who is cold all the time. Maybe it's because I'm relatively thin. I went out and ordered double paned windows and cranked the heat up. I used to have the house at 66. Now it's at 70 and my heating bill is the same as it was when I had the heat at 66.

So, if you want your girlfriend to walk around half naked, get new windows and have the insulation checked at the house...or go out with someone who has a nice seal-like layer of blubber.


We did the same thing a few years back, I'd say that the windows paid for themselves already.
/ just in nudity alone
 
2012-11-08 01:12:31 PM  

Koodz: Too much climate control in America


I find I sleep much better when I drop the thermostat to below 60 about 2 hours before bedtime. Need to get automatic electronic thermostats to replace the mercury switch ones my new house has, but the form factor is wierd and the first set I bought don't fit, haven't found a suitable set yet.

When I do, I'll be woken up by the warming house, put to bed by the cooling. It just works for me.
 
2012-11-08 01:15:42 PM  
The My Little Pony Killer:

While being chilly when you change your clothing is a far cry from actually freezing, turn up the damn heat already!

I like having a space heater in the bathroom. I turn it on while I'm brushing my teeth, them turn it off while I'm drying off after my shower. Then I bundle up and come out here where its always 65 or under, especially when I'm in bed under several blankets.

The ex keeps her place at 72 even while she's at work because she doesn't like coming home to a cold house. The dogs, ferrets & cat don't seem to mind, though they'd be fine at 60. But on her salary she can afford to be silly with her money, instead of buying me good scotch like a sensible person.
 
2012-11-08 01:17:22 PM  
Contents Under Pressure:

So, if you want your girlfriend to walk around half naked, get new windows and have the insulation checked at the house...or go out with someone who has a nice seal-like layer of blubber.

Like the younger daughter on "Modern Family."


/ducking
 
2012-11-08 01:18:57 PM  

chookbillion: Smackledorfer: cgraves67: What about women in general? I don't know a single woman who will accustom herself to lower, energy-saving thermostat settings in the winter.

This.

I gave my last gf two options:
1. It is my house and my thermostat-dress accordingly.
2. I'll set it at 85 but you walk around at minimum half naked.

She put on a sweater.

And moved out as soon as she could, no doubt.


Nope, lived with me for 4 years. But had she moved out and broken up over me saying that, it would have been a good thing.
 
2012-11-08 01:20:28 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: So, if you want your girlfriend to walk around half naked, get new windows and have the insulation checked at the house...or go out with someone who has a nice seal-like layer of blubber.


We don't want our girlfriend to walk around naked. We want to not be sweating our balls off in our own house. You can always wear more clothes if you are cold. There isn't shiat you can do about being too hot. That said, we get it. It is our job to suffer to make your life more comfortable.
 
2012-11-08 01:21:34 PM  
penthesilea:

Old is cold.

I'm torn between recommending the solutions found in Logan's Run or Soylent Green.
 
2012-11-08 01:23:50 PM  
www.powerlineblog.com
"Put on a sweater."
― Jimmy Carter
 
2012-11-08 01:24:04 PM  

get real: Old people have very thin skin, why aren't they in Florida? Otherwise turn the farking heat up.


NO. GOD DAMMIT STOP SENDING THEM HERE.

Seriously, stop, enough of them already find it on their own.

Seems now my area is becoming a senior hotspot. They are here in numbers like never before. We are about 30 minutes from Springhill & Brooksville, which used to be the place to go for oldies, until it got overpopulated and overpriced. Now they have discovered my area, still cheap & plentiful housing, and not overcrowded...yet.

Having your roads and stores crowded with old people from out of state makes it a real pain in the ass to go about daily life.
 
2012-11-08 01:24:09 PM  

The One True TheDavid: penthesilea:

Old is cold.

I'm torn between recommending the solutions found in Logan's Run or Soylent Green.


Logan's Run. Do you want to eat a wafer that tastes like Werther's, menthol, and used tissues?
 
2012-11-08 01:26:25 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: Old people get cold. They're arthritic and don't move around a lot. They need to be kept warm. These people are literally leaving granny out on an ice floe.


thehumblerumble.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-08 01:26:39 PM  

robbiex0r: 69 for short periods


Try it for longer times...it will keep you both warmer.
 
2012-11-08 01:30:14 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: 74 degrees is way too hot if you ask me.

.


Tell that to my mother-in-law. If we bump the temp lower than 73 she biatches and moans that she is freezing. Of course the dumb biatch will get up in the mornings (during summer) and open the front door. Says she needs "fresh air". She wouldnt need fresh air if she didnt smoke 2 packs a day...indoors. Anyhow she will sit there with the front door wide open, temp set at 73, outside temp at or above 80. Ill come home after work around 7am and the AC is running itself to death. She walks right past the thermostat to get to the door, but shes too stupid to turn it up before opening the door.
 
2012-11-08 01:33:56 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: Old people get cold. They're arthritic and don't move around a lot. They need to be kept warm. These people are literally leaving granny out on an ice floe.


Holy hyperbole and/or misunderstanding of the word "literally", Batman! Elderly people are not defenseless animals. Barring abnormally degenerative cognitive diseases, they're capable of making rational decisions for themselves. If they choose to live in a cold climate, they can put on a sweater like the rest of us.
 
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