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Why is there a furnace in my bed?

     Are you a “snuggler?”  Would you describe yourself as someone that would rather sleep in separate beds or even in another room to avoid that cold-clam or hot-flash wiggling up against you?

     I must confess that I am a snuggler----nothing quite like it in the dead of winter or on a cold summer night. 

     Now my sweetie is:  “The Human Furnace”----so snuggling is REALLY easy for me: “The Human Ice Cube.”  Sometimes I have to get into bed wearing mittens and socks until things warm up a bit----and I usually only encounter temporary resistance and mild whining.  However, there is the occasional scream and deserved push off the edge of the bed onto the hard cold floor.  I find it perplexing; because I almost never feel that cold to myself----but then again I am not the human furnace either----I am the glacier looking for a place to melt.  Who could imagine that only 6 degrees could cause such separation----not quite what “6 Degrees of Separation” is supposed to mean.

     Sometimes I think that if someone did thermography of my sweetie and me sleeping only one person would show up.

     This all got me to thinking about how other people deal with these “temperature” differences in the bedroom, and whether anyone has ever been killed when the furnace explodes from shock.

     I inspected a house a couple of weeks ago that made me chuckle a bit when I got to the Master Bedroom.  Either this was a single person’s bed, or there were absolutely no snuggling issues in this household.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snuggler's heaven

     So how about you----would your relationship survive this bed?

Charles Buell

 

 

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Comment balloon 31 commentsCharles Buell • August 28 2009 09:12AM

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Did you check to see if there was a hot tub underneath that mattress? That bedroom need some updating, it has to be left over from the late sixties.

Posted by Mary Strang over 9 years ago

Mary that was my first thought as well when I saw it---but the hot tub was in the next room and that was not round:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Mike and I once slept on a single bed for two weeks. We shared a sleeping bag for one week and the living room couch over a weekend. Once when our then 13 year old daughter broke her wrist we spent the night on the only recliner in the room, but that bed. I'm not sure how we'd deal with that bed. LOL

Posted by Suesan Jenifer Therriault, "Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own". (JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team) over 9 years ago

I thought it was a hot tub too.

My husband and I had a double bed when we got married. Steve got tired of sleeping on the edge of the bed while I took the middle so we got a king. According to my husband he still sleeps in a narrow strip while I occupy the rest of it. But it seems to work for us. Our 38th anniversary is coming up - Why mess with success?

Posted by Kate Kate over 9 years ago

Charles - I'm a bit of a snuggler myself, though I don't think that bed is for me.  As others have mentioned, looks more like a hot tub.

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 9 years ago

What on earth do they do for sheets? And, practically speaking, what a waste of space under the bed where there could be nice drawers... :)  I don't want to think of how our feet would fall off the "sides" of the bed.

Posted by Shoshana Shay (St. Pete Realty) over 9 years ago

Suesan, it would be interesting wouldn't it?

Kate, good job for you guys----I have been more serialy monogamous:)

Shoshana---good question on the sheets---custom I expect---like the matress.  There actually are drawers under the bed---triangular shaped that pull out at each facet under the bed.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Its the opposite in our house. I'm the furnance and the wife is the ice cube. Several times I have been startled awake when her feet or hands rubbed against me.

Posted by Dan Callahan (Callahan's Home Inspections) over 9 years ago

Dan, it seems as if it is always one or the other doesn't it?

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Mr Charles,

This post made me blush. It seems to me that you should leave your idiosyncrasies in bed in a private spot. My oh my.

Nutsy

 

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Nutsy you in that mismatched bathing suit of yours is what makes me blush

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Nutsy, since you have described your method of blushing in way too much detail in past postings, please refrain from referring to this matter in the future. Ms. Kate of Citizens For Decency R Us

Posted by Kate Kate over 9 years ago

Kate don't you think she is refering to "wearing" blush?  I am confused as usual

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Does it rotate? Cover it with whip cream and it would look like a big pie.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) over 9 years ago

I have two toy Manchester terriers.  No matter what the temperature--they are velcro dogs (one on each side of me).  If you need a furnace get one.

Posted by Leslie Bloss, Bellevue Real Estate Professional over 9 years ago

James, will this work for you?

Leslie, I like the furnace I have quite a lot:)

Jim's cupcake

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Wow, where do the dogs sleep?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

Jay well at least everyone has something to eat:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Nutsy!!!!   Please bring Mr. Charles his meds.  He's gone from the nekkid fetish to the bedroom descriptions.  I'm becoming afraid to open his blogs!

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) over 9 years ago

I've been known to acquire 1st degree burns from my snuggling partner.  I love to sleep in a cold room, so we've gotten accustom to sleeping her in the middle me on the edge, kind of a fire wall for my protection.

Posted by Jack Gilleland (Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton) over 9 years ago

Barbara, that is a good thing right?:)

Jack----what about Izzy?

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Mrs Barbara,

You and me alike. I am thinking that he should have a link to the

"Nude photos and xxx writings of Charles Buell"

Then you and me could duck those things where he gets into too much detail or shows too much skin.

Nutsy

 

 

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago

yes, Nutsy, we do need that.  ActiveRain probably also needs to set up a profanity filter and you and I might be able to head up the committee.  "head up" would probably be filtered though. 

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) over 9 years ago

Nutsy + no-skin = Barbeque

Barbara----can I be on the committee too?  I want to help:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Now that's a pie!

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) over 9 years ago

WordlessSaturday

Ms Kate

 

Posted by Kate Kate over 9 years ago

Mrs Kate,

What ever your joke is, it went right over my head removing my ears in the process.

It is good to have you as one of my biggest fans.

Nutsy

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Nutsy, In case you have not been "contacted" (heheh) by him, here is your real fan.

 

Posted by Kate Kate over 9 years ago

Mrs Kate,

There he is again. Is that the green mamba I am looking for.

Nutsy

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Oh no worries, Nutsy, he's on his way to your nest. Your momma is going to drop him off. But he will want to eat as soon as he arrives.

Posted by Kate Kate over 9 years ago

Another   casualty

Posted by Kate Kate over 9 years ago

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