It’s getting cold in Boston, and we’ve been trying to think of ways to keep the heat inside. We thought that stopping the stiff breeze coming through the living room windows was a good place to start… So, remembering what my grandma had growing up, we decided to make some window and door “snakes.” Basically some old fabric filled with rice. Anna did a great job sewing, even adding some buttons and stitching enhancements — like this:

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We felt the difference almost immediately. Only problem is, some of them don’t stay put and try to escape into other rooms…

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So good thing we have a Gordon to corral them!

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Anyone else have ideas for keeping an old New England house a warm(er) this winter?

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