The Great Plotnik

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Glad We're Not in Australia

It's warmer outside today, so the temperature in the house has gone up too, from 50 to 51. Tomorrow they promise our furnace repair -- no, that's not true. They don't promise. Promise would indicate some sense of surety. They hope. We hope. That's it.

We're really glad we're not in Brisbane, Australia or anywhere back East.

Out here, Plot and Duck are used to it by now. It's not really that big a deal. All you need is one comfortable room, especially if that's the room with the internet and tv and guitars.

It would be wayyyyy worse to have your power out for a week. And almost as bad to lose internet for that amount of time.

It makes Plot and Duck appreciate their house a lot. Comfy bed and down comforter. Fairly well insulated rooms which keep the temperature from dropping too much inside. All that extra work they did each time they renovated, like adding extra insulation and sound proofing, which is also insulation, seems to have paid off. At least so far.

Also, it's Shmalifornia, not Brooklyn, not Providence, not Atlanta, not Washington DC, not Seattle and definitely not Queensland.


At 1:20 PM, Blogger mary ann said...

It's good you stay so positive ~ must be the extra degree. 51 is comfy (for some).

At 2:26 PM, Anonymous jj-aka-pp said...

did you just download that pix in the snow or is that someone we know?
ATL Update: First day of classes has now been postponed to Jan. 18. 1st they announced staff would return at Noon Thursday, but then they decided we'd stay closed. If we don't go in on Friday, we'll have had a '10 day' weekend by the time we go back on Tuesday.
If only I'd been clairvoyant and planned a trip somewhere...but then I'd be stranded in the airport. Prefer to be stranded in my house w/heat/electricity/food and a cat!

At 8:54 AM, Anonymous Ms. Dominik-Wants-A-New-Name said...

It helps to wear three pairs of socks and a big fat hot pink polyester robe over your regular clothes. I do this in our uninsulated back room. Also run one of those little portable heaters that looks like a white radiator. Toasty.


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