Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Beasts of Blackrock

First things first: The lake did not freeze. It was about two degrees all night, but there was just enough of a breeze to ripple the water and keep it from freezing. Bummer. Foiled again.

And on a related note, allow me to share with you a conversation A. and I had as we were getting ready for bed last night. A. had just checked the weather station in the back bedroom and discovered it was five degrees outside.

Me: Is it cold in the back bedroom?

A.: Not really. 45 degrees.

Me: Oh, that's not too bad. It feels pretty warm in here (our bedroom).

I checked the thermometer on A.'s nightstand. Then . . .

Me: Huh. It's 47 degrees.

A.: And that feels warm to us.

Me: Yeah.

A second of silence. Then . . .

A.: We're beasts.

Indeed.

12 comments:

sweetbird said...

I'm starting to think you two have evolved into a higher species. You might find this article interesting: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/21/garden/21cold.html

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Mia said...

indeed :) Once you get used to the cold it doesn't hurt so much ::laughing::

Anonymous said...

Makes perfect sense to me. At 47 degrees, your hair wouldn't be freezing to the wall in back of your bed.

cndymkr / jean said...

Our house has hovered around 59 all week. I now feel terrible for complaining about it.

Linda said...

Sorry your lake did not freeze. Now that we live in the Pacific Northwest we keep the house much cooler than we did in Texas. I'm not sure why unless its because Oregon is such a "green" state and we hear so much about conserving energy. Personally, I like it cooler but my husband does't. We sit in different rooms so he can have his room warm. I keep my room cool. I am enjoying your blog.

Daisy said...

"Normal is what you live with." It didn't apply to temperature when I heard this, but it works.

Seren Dippity said...

keep our house pretty cold, resisting turning on the heat as long as possible. Now here in Dallas we see nothing like the cold you guys do. But it is colder here than I'm used to from living in Houston for 30 years.

Our house has a section that was built on and has a separate heating/cooling system. Its our den/tv/game room and I keep it warmer than the rest of the house. Even at night.
Why would I shiver in an unheated bedroom while the unused den is a toasty 50 degrees? Because that is where I have all my tropical houseplants and pots brought in from outside. It is also where I have my seed starting shelves for the spring garden loaded down with tomato and pepper seedlings.
Last year I realized my bougainvillea was dying and it dawned on my that my HOUSE was too cold for it!
I might be willing to give up my ornamentals but don't want to lose my potted citrus trees or blueberry bush.

Now, when my daughter visits she sleeps on the couch instead of in the guest room!

Anonymous said...

Do you know that a cave is a constant 52 degrees? Just sayin'.
Beth

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mdvelazquez said...

My teeth start chattering at 60°. Bbrrrrr!

Mayberry Magpie said...

We have a sunroom. This time of year we call it the ice room. We recently bought a small space heater to take the chill off in that room. That heater just happens to come with a thermostat, so we realized for the first time yesterday that our ice room is a frigid 58 degrees.

We're weinies.

FinnyKnits said...

Wow. That is impressive.

I bet you guys could snow camp without a zero degree bag.

My heroes!

Beast heroes.

Alyssa said...

I think you need this t-shirt:

http://greenasathistle.com/2008/02/18/freezing-get-yer-t-shirt-here-to-prove-it/