What's the thing about drafts killing you? 

As for the food, eating all the time and taking food on,  it was the same with my baba and setka.  If I didn't east a hot dog, burger or some pirohi before bed,  I had to have been sick. When we went home,  it was with a trunk full of food and each slipped me a finn (5$).  It was the late 70's-mid 80's so a finn went farther than it does now.