Friday, December 5, 2008

ice and relativity

Our house is old, very, very old - as are the windows...the insulation is non-existent, the chill is never ending. Outside it is freezing, and so it is inside as well. I am sitting under the heating vent with the cold air falling down on me, yes - COLD air. Our heater blows cold air, yet we keep in on because the cold air coming from the heater is still warmer than the cold air seeping through the very very old windows. The bedrooms in the house are even more cold than the common rooms, so tonight I am charged with staying up while the tiny space heater removes an even tinier fraction of the chill from the children's rooms. Everyone is sleeping peacefully in their warm beds under their (three) extra warm comforters, I have an instinctual need to scream "NOT FAIR", but it will have to wait until spring when my vocal chords have defrosted.

I am aware that most of the world gets much colder then it does here in Texas, but in my own defense, really - it's all relative

7 comments:

Deborah said...

how cold IS cold in texas? (she wrote with w sweaters on in her ancient home in new jersey!) space heaters-good! also humidifiers.

vikki said...

Cold is relative. 40 degrees always feels much colder after the summer than it does after the super cold winter. Stay warm! Oh...and I can't advise moving to Minnesota :)

nutella said...

Our house is cinderblock and was built in 1937 with no insulation. Our walls radiate cold. But we have found that sealing the windows with shrink wrap plastic has made a HUGE difference.

Snuggle in tight!

Robbie said...

Heated mattress pads are the way to go. :)

hw said...

I'm so excited that shortly our attic will be getting insulated. Right now, when you open closet doors in the winter there is a noticeable temperature drop and the cold almost knocks you over. Although, it is -20 outside (celcius).

Amy said...

[Hoping it causes you to sleep closer to me]

Anonymous said...

We found that hanging quilts up over the windows instead of blinds or curtains, really helped keep the draft at bay.
~lkbmerlin