Weekend open line

We read in the Daily Dispatch this morning that the City Council wants to amend the minimum housing code so that all habitable rooms have the capacity to be heated to 70 degrees Farenheit. The article may be viewed here.

In the early days of our teaching career, we lived in an apartment with a more-or-less central natural gas stove, and later in a house with a central kerosene burner. The extremities were cold, but the price was right. Give us your thoughts on this weekend open line.