So I got home tonight around 7 - and my HEATER ISN'T WORKING! It's dropped to 11 degrees outside (but still 63 inside) and supposed to drop to 5 by morning. BRRR. I usually turn the heat off at night any way - I have one of those hotel-type heaters and only in the living room - the warmth (or the AC in the summer) doesn't reach back to the bedroom very well so it doesn't make sense to spend $$ heating/cooling the living room while I'm sleeping! I have a little space heater for the bedroom (and a ceiling fan for summer) so I'm not going to freeze or anything. I've called maintenance but they haven't returned my call yet. My unit is on the ground floor and well-protected because I have the laundry/storage room on one side and my moocher-next-door-neighbor Tom on the other side, and units above and my plumbing is in the interior, not on any exterior walls, so no pipes are going to freeze and burst. Plus I've got my bedroom window duct-taped shut to keep out the drafts and then a piece of styrofoam duct taped in place on top of that. I duct taped the living room windows the first cold snap we got last month so that's keeping most of the drafts out. but there is cold air seeping in thru the heater unit. I think I'll cover the thing with an old quilt tonight.
How did our forefathers survive the winters? Before electricity and space heaters? lol. And little to no insulation in the walls? I keep thinking of Laura in "The Long Winter" ... brrrr! I think I'll read myself to sleep tonight with that book ... reading the first couple of chapters when it was blistering hot and she was helping Pa make hay ...
Behind the office at work, there is a homeless guy who lives in a tent next to the railroad tracks, under a bridge. I sure hope he decides to get to an indoor shelter tonight.
well, I already took my sleepy meds and so now i'm going to drench myself in a hot shower and then crawl into bed. I think I'll heat one of my rice or bean socks and put that where my feet go ... to help warm the covers.
Nitey nite! :o)