Of course, we unhook our water hose and pull all of our shades. We supplement our furnace with a space heater. We place styrofoam squares in our vents in the kitchen and bathroom. We add a warm afghan to our bed. We do have an electric blanket if needed. To give you some perspective, there have been many, many winter seasons that we did not need to use any of these measures at all, let alone for two weeks.
Dining room windows
So I know those who are 'Up North' are not feeling the least bit sympathetic to all this and that's okay. I am telling you only so you know what it is like for us and what we do about it.