Well I finally broke down and flipped the switch on the furnace this morning. I'm 4 days early, but had to break with tradition.
Yesterday was a very chilly day, starting out in the 30s and not getting much above the 50s I think. I was home most of the day and could not warm myself up. My hands were still cold when I went to bed last night, only to warm up after lying in a nice warm tub before I climbed in between the sheets. I decided then it was time.
I'm already regretting it. The temperature is supposed to climb today and the weekend will be back in the 60s again. I think I'll turn it back off because I don't want to be wasting fuel and will gladly wait until November to flip that switch back up again. The longer I can wait the better because once it comes on, its a long, cold winter.
I'm happy I didn't relent yesterday and change out my sheets to flannel. I think I can wait another week for that as well....