In/out, Linda said.
Well off the top of my mind, there’s burgers, and there’s sex, so let’s talk about the weather instead.
The weather’s doin that thing where you can’t fully commit to your wool poncho and your brown wedge booties, cause most days are really more of a jacket and flip flop type. Do people wear that where you live? Lemme tell ya, here, as long as the walkways are clear, people wear shorts and flip flops even when there’s snow on the ground. Even if they wear coats and hats.
Took Moo to a bonfire party last night — kid wore jeans, a poncho, and boots, but flip flops still dominated.
Last night was good bonfire weather but today we opened the windows cause it’s gonna be 75.
This is fiiiine. We’re stayin in. Tomorrow will be cooler, and we’ll get out again.
Besides, it’s good we don’t need to run the furnace.
For those of you who don’t know, we have one diva of a furnace. It requires attention, or even worship at times. It’s a whole thing that no one would want to read about. Of course, Diva Furnace works when it’s not too cold. Weeks with lows overnight in the 40s, furnace maintained a steady 68. Of course, the morning we woke up and it was 37, I performed the required rituals and eventually, by about noon, the furnace did go again.
Our furnace is maybe six or seven years old, which is close to middle age, so I personally think it’s in a state of midlife crisis. It fears we’ll replace it with a new model, it suspects it’s a matter of cheaper to keep her, and so it fusses at us.
Coupla winters ago, Diva Furnace went out on a Friday, and we spent a cold weekend in our house, til the part came in on a warmer Monday. Over that weekend, we bought some space heaters.
Space heaters are fabulous.
We have two small ones we used in the bathrooms. When it gets below freezing, we pull them back out and keep the pipes warm.
But, the piece de resistance is the large tabletop space heater. It can turn the living room into a balmy little refuge, and given the temperament of our furnace, well…it has permanent residency. I just unplug it in the summer.
Here’s the thing, having it in the living room means we can heat the living room to a higher temp, suppressing the thermostat, keeping the bedrooms cooler, while saving money. I like all those things.
Of course, me being me, I am afraid the space heater will burn the house down, so I spend a considerable amount of time paranoid about it, but it’s really fantastic anyway.