Electric blankets...

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    Here where I live we had frost for 3 days in a row last week. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to be exact. So, what has happened? Out comes the damned electric blanket. The wife has put the electric blanket on the bed and I won't be able to get her to take it off the bed until maybe next May. She puts her side on broil and I never turn my side on but yet it is magically turned on the next morning when I wake up - sweating. I look over at the wife and Nellie, the beagle, both of whom look like somebody needs to stick a fork in 'em and turn them over so they will cook on the other side. The real kicker is that for the last two days the temps have been in the 80's. I believe the person who invented the electric blanket should be given a tar and feather party and promptly run out of town on a rail. Who is in agreement?
     
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    I love mine :thup:
     
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    never used one..
     
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    I agree with you!

    My much better half bought an electric blanket last year. It's funny how it kept tripping the circuit breaker every night.

    I keep praying for the well-being of the person who put that outlet on a separate breaker.
     
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    Terry Shut the $%$ Up!

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    Seriously Black Dog, your wife should get her thyroid tested
     
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    I love my electric blanket! I've had one since a kid. The dual controls help, but no way is the warm blooded one not going to be hot. ;)
     
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    My Grandma told me they can cause cancer, so I never wanted to use one. I have no idea if it's true, and no desire to debate the topic. I get plenty warm from regular covers. My mom swears by her flannel sheets.
     
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    I'm not a fan of electric blankets, but do adore my toasty toes foot warmer at the end of the bed on a cold night.
     
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    Why couldn't we all just have one of those buffalo hides like the indians used to use every winter? I think that would be more than enough warmth on a cold winter night.
     
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    I love mine....but only if it is really cold! Hate cold sheets!

    Cancer? Wonder how it could cause that?
     

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