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Old 10-01-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Today, we turned on the heat for the first time this fall (also got laid off from work today ). It has been chilly the last couple of days.

Have you turned on the heat yet in your home?
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: At the local Wawa
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I also had to turn it on tonight. House was 59 degrees . I can't remember the last time I has to turn the heat on this early in the season. Anything below 60 degrees is a little hard to live with.

Sorry to hear that you were laid off.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:01 PM
 
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So sorry to hear your job news.... hang in there, lots of good resources on this board and people to give you good advice!

Our heat kicked on last night too. Brrrr! Supposed to warm up a tad this weekend though.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: The Land Mass Between NOLA and Mobile, AL
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So sorry about your job loss, Palm.

Happily, my landlord turned on the heat today. I was a little cold last night, and since my apartment is on the first floor and thus colder, and since heat is included in my rent and I don't control the thermostat, I was worried that she was going to wait longer .

I recently moved from Texas, and was wondering when you usually have to turn your heat on here in the fall? I'm hoping that it will be a mild winter for my partner's sake, who has only ever lived in TX. (I've lived in MN and WI, so once I adjust I'll be able to deal. Nothing like a Great Lakes area winter, especially near the big lakes). And it does get kind of cold in TX, with Dec. Jan. and Feb. temps in the 35-60 range. It goes back and forth, but it can be around freezing for a week at a time.
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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Sorry to hear about you being laid off, PalmBch! >__< Hopefully, you can find a better job somewhere else (and yes, lots of us will be more than happy to help you).


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Happily, my landlord turned on the heat today. I was a little cold last night, and since my apartment is on the first floor and thus colder, and since heat is included in my rent and I don't control the thermostat, I was worried that she was going to wait longer .

I recently moved from Texas, and was wondering when you usually have to turn your heat on here in the fall? I'm hoping that it will be a mild winter for my partner's sake, who has only ever lived in TX. (I've lived in MN and WI, so once I adjust I'll be able to deal. Nothing like a Great Lakes area winter, especially near the big lakes). And it does get kind of cold in TX, with Dec. Jan. and Feb. temps in the 35-60 range. It goes back and forth, but it can be around freezing for a week at a time.
Actually, I don't remember it getting this cold in the fall either. O.o Last year, we still had temps in the 70s and 60s until December (except for some who did get early snow in certain parts of the state). Right now, we are below average for this time of year. The temps will rise later this week, but hmmm... I wonder if the El Nino thing is coming true, indeed? Rather wait and see what happens, because weather can be predictable and unpredictable.

And don't worry! >D We get less snow than the Great Lakes. Our winters are mostly mild, although, there are some people out there who are blowing it out of proportion. Chances of having major blizzards is at this point, rare. Last real one was in the mid 90s when snow was a lot more. For some odd reason, the 2000s has given us less snow so I'm kind of disappointed.

(And for the record, our own heat got turned on before I posted this. O__o Bizarre...)
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:16 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I was away Wed nite but got home yesterday and turned the heat on last nite as it got cold.

I too am unemployed and there are threads on here that may help you. I'm on the last extension, still looking for work. Another extension is in the works. Good Luck
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:24 AM
 
Location: The Communist State of NJ
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I haven't done it yet. My house was 62 when I left this morning, it was 37 outside. Might have to turn it on tonight or tomorrow morining if it gets down as cold tonight.
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:36 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Right now at 7:30 it's 42 degrees!
That was unexpected comparing it to the forecast, and the time of month.

But i'm a weirdo in this situation because i cracked my window.. I like this type of weather
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:40 AM
 
Location: NJ
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yea i turned on my heat and my electric blanket..i cant stand getting into a cold bed,i turn on the electric blanket about an hour before i go to bed..
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:55 AM
 
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Had to turn on the heat last night. What do some of you set your thermostat too? I have it at 68
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