My wife is neurotic about fresh air, a trait she inherited from her mother. We–that is, every member of the family–must have fresh air streaming into our bedrooms, even if it’s arctic fresh air that wakes the kids in the middle of the night because they are freezing their little asses off.

I’ll be forwarding her this link, from the Victoria Advocate:
_Everett Skinner and his family have started keeping their windows closed at night after a bear broke into their southwest Oregon home and he fatally shot it. . . .

Family members have done what they can to clean up the den, but Skinner says they’re probably going to have to replace the carpet because of the “rather bloody mess.”

And they won’t be sleeping with the windows open anymore.

“That’s the last fresh air we’re going to get at night,” Skinner said._