Sunday, February 04, 2007


If you're wondering why I have been writing mostly about the past of late, it's because I don't have much of anything going on in the present. I've been working six days a week and I have class two nights a week. By the time I get home from work and we eat dinner, I'm ready to fall asleep on the couch. I have done no painting, no unpacking, no organizing, and no reading.

It's too cold outside to do anything more than take the dogs out. In fact it's too cold inside to do anything more than huddle beneath the goose down comforter. The thermostat is the stupid kind that doesn't tell the temperature. You just set it and assume it is doing it's job. We bought an indoor-outdoor thermometer last weekend because I can't start the day without knowing how painfully cold or how ridiculously warm it is. It turns out that the reason it felt extremely cold in the house is that even though I have the thermostat set at 63, the house is consistently between 56 and 58 degrees. Brrrh.

Plus, now I think I'm coming down with something (my throat hurts and I feel weak). I can't call in sick tomorrow because I have class and we have a quiz. I'm sure I'm going ace that.

That about sums it up. I did hang a bird feeder though. I wonder how long it will take for the birdies to find it.


BerryBird said...

It sounds like you are going to have to turn the heat up a little higher. Our old apartment was like that, where it would heat to about five degrees cooler than what it was set for.

I'm spending a lot of time huddled under blankets lately, too. I'm also using a heating pad while sitting around watching tv and doing sudokus. Have you ever used a heating pad? I was just telling SodaBoy last night how much I thought you would like them.

Unknown said...

My first apartment after college was frigidly cold and I paid out the wah-zoo for heat so I would put a heating pad in bed with me.

Hope it gets warmer and you get some free time soon!

Nicole said...

We pay a ridiculous amount to keep our house just above the pipe freezing mark. It sucks in the largest of ways. Sorry to hear that you are so cold as well. Cuddle up.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Hope you can manage to get the house comfy and stay warm! And feel better.