Yes, they are towels.
First, regarding my heating experiments, the parts of the house where we actually live and work are quite comfortable. Don’t ask Lloyd.
Second, I believe I covered the whole heating/insulation/plastic-over-the-windows-is-a-joke topic last year. I had a comforter over the windows last year, and am trying towels nailed and clamped with hair clips. Nobody sees these windows except us. And Brad – but he doesn’t care.
Third, I am certifiably crazy. I’ve been keeping track of our gas bills for the past three years. Having a low heating bill has become a game, and I’m gonna win.
Fourth: Laugh all you like. It’s 11 degrees warmer on this side.
And for my mom, don’t fret. I’m typing this at the computer and it’s much warmer where I’m sitting.