Time for another SideTakers! You can't solve the problem... you have to pick a side! Do you side with J OR Lauren? Here's what's going on in their situation:
For YEARS, my wife and I have lived in Florida. We are used to Hurricane season. Seen 15 of them. About 10 years ago, I started with the idea that if you set the AC to 60 degrees once the storm is getting close, your house will stay cool for a lot longer if you lose power. So for every storm that has come through that has gotten close enough to wherever we were living. I run the AC with enough time to get it down to 60 before I would expect the power to go out. I don’t want to sit in my house with no power, sweating my ass off, and be miserable. If I am going to have to do that, I at least want to delay it for as long as possible. The thing that has back fired on me, is that we have only lost power when Irma hit. So every year there’s been probably at least one day where I freeze the family for “no reason”.
My wife hates the cold. She is from Arizona and wears hoodies once it hits 75. She walks around the house at night in a hoodie and sweats because I have it too cold at 72, just to sleep at. Her argument is a few things. One is that running the AC is going to make our electric bill go to $1,000,000. That’s the big one. I say we make up the difference once the power goes out. Two is that she ends up freezing the whole time. She literally bundles up and walks around wrapped in a blanket. Three is that the kids can’t sleep when its that cold. I say they can bundle up as well and get under blankets. She thinks that we should just run it as normal and if the power goes out we will just hook up the generator and connect our portable AC to it. I’d rather delay that because we will only have so much gas, and it never really cools the house down comfortably. We’ve had to do that a few times when the power goes out for other reasons.
We have never been able to come to a compromise either, as I just get super stubborn and persistent on this issue. It’s always an argument that hits about two days before the storm. I figure this may be a way to finally get one of us to give in. If I lose, I won’t be able to blame her, I can just blame the listeners but I guess my family will love me again. If she loses, I can tell her that the entire state of Florida agrees with me.
WHO DO YOU SIDE WITH?