I was freezing my butt off at work this week even though it was in the fifties outside. I think it’s due to the cold concrete floors, plus the fact that I noticed the thermostat is set to 71 in the mornings when last year it was on 73-74. In the afternoon it’s not nearly as bad as it’s set to 74. You’d be surprised at what a difference those three degrees make, at least for me. I know it seems ridiculous that I’d be so cold in what most people consider a comfortable temperature, but I guess I’m special.
I even bought these socks at Walmart but they didn’t help. I’m going to have to stick to wool socks which work better (but cost more, which is why I tried these $4 socks).
I was wearing a pair of nylons, regular socks, and the socks above, plus fuzzy winter boots and my feet were still ice cold! So were my legs with some thick fleece Cuddl Duds under my pants. Unfuckingbelieveable!
Thursday morning I pulled aside the VP and asked if he’d be willing to increase the thermostat and explained my dilemma and how it’s warmer in the afternoons. He reluctantly moved it up one degree (ugh, but better than nothing) and remarked I’d be better off getting a space heater. I almost lost it, because I asked about bringing in my space heater last year and HR told me no. Apparently they had trouble with them blowing fuses in the building or something. Mine is a fan heater, so I’m not sure if it would do that, but I calmly explained to the VP that I’d be happy to bring in my space heater but was told I couldn’t. He remarked that he thought some people in the office were using them and he’d look into it for me. At this point I plan on bringing mine in on Monday and asking if I can at least try it to see what happens. You don’t know how much easier this would make my life. When I get miserably cold I dread going into work and this week I was seriously contemplating quitting. After all, there’s only so many clothes I can wear. I know it’s not their fault I get so cold but if I could use a space heater I am pretty sure I’d be fine since I lasted 10 years at my last company. They kept their office temperature even colder but they let me use my heater so it was tolerable.
I am really sick of feeling so cold all the time, though, so much so that moving to Arizona doesn’t seem that bad anymore. Joe wold like to move there once his son is a bit older but I’ve been against it because I’m not that fond of the desert. It’s so brown there! But I’m also not loving being cold 6 months out of every year! I made an appointment to see my doctor on Monday to get a referral to see someone about it. I’m also planning on getting referrals to see someone about my depression/anxiety (since I can’t keep taking Xanax just to sleep and/or have a non-freaking-out day) and about my sleep issues (more often than not I don’t feel well rested in the mornings). So there you have it – I am an emotional and physical mess. What a shocker. ;)