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I am freezing my butt off

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
It is so cold in my apartment that I am fully clothed with a sweater and fuzzy socks on, and the end of my nose is numb. My hands are so cold that I must blow hot air from my lungs into them every couple of minutes..and I am all curled up in a blanket.. There is a small space heater, but it doesn't even blow...I can't even feel the heat from it..My landlord lives upstairs and controls the heat..I wonder if I could ask her to turn it up?
post #2 of 23
Natalie- you're paying rent for livable conditions- you should not have to live in an apartment that is freezing- you'll get sick. Go upstairs and ask her to turn the heat up- let her know you're chilled. Stand up for yourself. You pay the rent- you deserve the heat
post #3 of 23
OMG tell her to get the heat on now!
post #4 of 23
Yep, you shouldn't hafta be cold where you are paying rent.
post #5 of 23
TELL her to turn it up!
post #6 of 23
You better get off your butt and tell them to turn the HEAT UP! I hear you about the cold. It's 70 in here but feels like 64.
post #7 of 23
I'd go and tell her to turn it up...it's going to get alot colder by tomorrow.
post #8 of 23
Natalie, did you tell her yet?
post #9 of 23
Nat, Tell her your cat has a cold Coolie and your cold too Seriously though do it!!!
post #10 of 23
Nat, I have told you this before on IM. Get your BUTTOCKS up there and tell her.
post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 
Well I asked her, and finally the heat is blowing in here...thank god. Now that I think about it, I haven't felt the heat blowing for days They must be penguins up there
post #12 of 23
Do you have a thermometer to monitor the temps in your rooms. I would get a couple and keep track. I know in WI landlords have to keep the rental housing at certain temps. Do you "pay" extra for heat or is it included in your rent?
post #13 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GailC View Post
Do you have a thermometer to monitor the temps in your rooms. I would get a couple and keep track. I know in WI landlords have to keep the rental housing at certain temps. Do you "pay" extra for heat or is it included in your rent?
I should get some thermometers...where can I get them?

The heat is included in the rent.
post #14 of 23
Like a hardware or home improvement store?? They are pretty cheap too.
Can you find out is there are any minimum heat standards for rental housing??
post #15 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
I should get some thermometers...where can I get them?

The heat is included in the rent.
I'd say a hardware store is best. But if you have the equivalent of Wal-Mart or target there they would have it too.

It's even cold here in LA, so I can't imagine how cold it is in Canada. Last night little Anya was shivering so I wrapped her up in a chenille throw blanket. She was so cute!

Hope you get warm and toasty soon!
post #16 of 23
Yea it's cold here in MI and SNOWING!!!

But really light.

Glad to hear she turned up the heat! I can understand if she wants to save on costs, but good grief, did you see a polar bear on the way up to her room??
post #17 of 23
I would look into your local renters rights. You are entitled by paying rent to live in a manner which is bennificial to your health. You deserve to be comfortable, I would ask for a thermostat to be installed.

There are very specific renters rights in most of Canada I have looked into them for Ottawa (where I live) I had some probles with the company I used to rent from.
post #18 of 23
Nat, I sent you the link, make sure you use it!

You shouldn't ever have to be that cold!
post #19 of 23
That is just awful! One of my friends just moved from a place she was renting a room because her landlord didn't have any heat on yet, and he has kids! I'm glad you went and said something. Getting a thermometer is a good idea!
post #20 of 23
Thats crazy that SHE controls the heat for the place! I'd go insane!

Sending you {{{{stay warm vibes}}}} to you AND Trout!
post #21 of 23
You shouldn't have to live in conditions like that. If that happens again, complain, complain, complain! Youhave the right to live in conditions that are suitable for humans not penguins! If you get sick think about who's going to pay for the doctor bill, certainly not them. So I think you have every right to tell them to turn up the heat.
post #22 of 23
London is only about 20 minutes from here, but it always seems to get the cooler weather, and the most snow

We got a digital indoor/outdoor thermometer for about $30 from Radioshack.. which is now called The Source I think. And it's pretty good, We've had it since 2002 and haven't had a problem with it at all. It records maximum and minimum temps as well, though not the ones inbetween.
post #23 of 23
I'd definately invest in a couple of theremometers! And don't hestitate to ask your landlord to turn the heat up, you have a right to have warm buttocks!
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