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19 November 2008 @ 09:16 am
heat miser  
I caved and turned the heat on last night. Up til now I've been managing by wearing my bathrobe over my clothes and depending on a little heat from the rowhouses on either side of me. It took a while to kick on, which is always a scary wait, but it felt sooooo good to luxuriate in that sixty degree warmth. Fortunately, I've been eating a lot of ramen noodles lately, so I figure it's more or less a wash financially.

Listening to: Fountains of Wayne - "Peace in Love"
zantimisfit on November 19th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
60 degrees? You call that warm. I think that my BIL kicks his heat up to 80 or something...
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: red massageassmonkeydiary on November 19th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
Dude! What kind of money is he made of? Gold doubloons?

Edited at 2008-11-19 02:45 pm (UTC)
theballadofyoko on November 19th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
Hey, me too.

Turned on the heat yesterday, that is. I'm not eating ramen noodles, no way.
everybody hates a tourist.dynamine on November 19th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
i caved into pgw's greedy little paws yesterday, too.
alsnowgrrl: sleepalsnowgrrl on November 19th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
60!?!?! That's too chilly ... and 80 is too warm. 67-70 is perfect for me. As for those nasty ramen noodles, I didn't even eat those in college!
Professor Mortisprofessormortis on November 19th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Wow. I feel like a total underachiever. Our apartment is at 64 and it's still freezing.

I think that's because it's a drafty old farm house, with no neighbor on our side, or trees blocking the wind on our side, though. I'm going to have to see what I can do about setting the place up with more heat trapping qualities.

It's times like these that I really hope BVH and I can get our shit together to buy our own place...it's frustrating being at the whim of your land lord.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on November 19th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
Having a rowhouse is awesome for saving on heating bills unless you're unfortunate enough to live next door to me and K, in which case you curse us through that cold, cold wall.
Professor Mortisprofessormortis on November 19th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
Well, part of my angst is that we're both trying to be conservation minded people, but we just moved out to the sticks where I have a long commute and everything requires driving, for the most part (yeah, I could bike, but I'd have to do it on a RT-3A, which has no shoulder and a 40 mph speed). Still, I have been semi-irritated that every time I score an apartment that's not on the ground floor, that's when heat (by which I mean ridiculous, your apartment is 85 degrees all winter heat) is included. When I'm in a place where I could mooch heat I'm always on the ground floor!

I should figure out if using the space heater in whatever room we're in and dropping the heat down to 60 would save us anything. On the plus side since the move we're eating at home for most meals, so that means cooking which means warmth. If only I didn't decide to go on a diet, or else I could just bake constantly.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: Luke Cheuh & Teresa MTZassmonkeydiary on November 19th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
I say save the diet til spring and get baking!
captian_whamo on November 19th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
NOOOOO!!! not ramen noodles!
(Anonymous) on November 19th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
i think there's a lot to be said for acclimatizing to whatever season you're moving into. Who was it? Benjamin Franklin that said wear your winter pajamas until you're sweating @ night and your summer ones until you *have* to throw on extra blankets? Something like that. I know it used to drive my mom crazy that I'd wear shorts and no socks in the winter. But I never have cold feet!

Ramen noodles, blah. Try Sapporo Ichiban noodles!
misterhumbug on November 20th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
I thought I'd pop in to say that it's been in the high 80s/low 90s here in L.A. every day for the past couple of weeks. And I hate every minute of it. Oh, what I wouldn't give to have some actual weather, for a change!

At the very least, some fire-retarding weather would be nice.