I have invented something. The Rice Sock. Maybe it needs a more schnazzy name?
It it pretty cold here right now. At least to me. Cold enough to snow, cold enough to have ice on your windshield, cold enough to have to wear a scarf and gloves, cold enough to need to turn on the heater. We turned on the heater twice, for maybe a total of 30 minutes each time. It kind of heats the downstairs. As for upstairs? No dice. And of course natural gas is super cara here and that month's bill came in at an astounding 998 pesos. Enteeeer... THE RICE SOCK!
Yes, it's literally a sock full of rice. No confusion there. You heat it up for 2 minutes in the microwave, throw it under the covers, and presto, a warm and toasty night! Yes, your bed may smell like popcorn, and it may scare your pets or children, but your teeth will stop chattering.
Now please don't burst my bubble and tell me this has already been invented. I am aware that this is an under-glorified heating pad. I don't care. IT WAS FREE. I can't find a heating pad for less than $15 US and this, my friends, cost me less than $1 US to make. And it's not going to give me second-degree burns unexpectedly in the night.