My husband and I own a big, old farmhouse.
It actually belonged to my great grandparents way back in the day.
It is so full of history and character. I am so thankful to be living in a house full of my own family’s history. My husband has had to put a lot of work into this old house. It is definitely high maintenance. We had to replace all of the windows to help insulate the house a little better. We still lose quite a bit of heat during the winter months which makes heating the house quite expensive. The coldest rooms in the house are the bedrooms. I do not know why, but they seem to lose the most heat. My son’s room is probably the coldest. I think his room is where most of the wind hits the house. We always have an electric space heater going in his room during the winter months so that he stays warm enough. This winter has been the coldest winter that I can remember since living in this big, old farmhouse. We have had to do even more than usual to keep the house warm. It has been a lot of work. Some nights we just all camp out in the living room near the wood stove in order to stay warm enough. I have had to use a second space heater in my son’s room because it has been so cold. I cannot wait for this winter to end. It has already been hard and it is only December. My husband is going to see if he can do anymore to help insulate the house, but to be honest, even our neighbors with newer houses are having trouble staying warm this winter.