Sunday, December 6, 2009

distance hills and snow

Cold is on my mind right now. The inside temperature here has been hovering around 66 degrees for more than a day.  Maybe it's because the radiators haven't been bled in a decade. Or maybe the furnace isn't what it used to be. I imagine the effect will get worse when temperatures outside grind lower. Gotta check it out.

WOOL-PULLERS: The first year I spent in Maine, I lived in an apartment over and antique store. The landlord said it had "some" insulation. What that really meant was, I spent as much on heat each week as I spent on the monthly rent -  despite keeping the thermostat at 55 and wearing thermal underwear all the time.  Wording can be so tricky. We hear what we hope for, not what is actually said.....