I woke this morning after finishing up a 3-11 shift last night, my auto-thermostat stays at 63F from 10pm to 5:30am, goes up to 70F until 7:00am and back down to 63F (this is my week day settings) finally at 2:30pm it goes up to 69F and stays there until 10pm.
Well.... It was about 9:30am and I was cold getting out from the covers, the wind had picked up outside to about 30mph and some pretty good flurries were flying outside. We've finally seen temps cold enough to snow here since November (days around Thanksgiving) and otherwise in the 60s-70s all the time since.
I cranked up the stat to 70 to compensate for the wind in this old house (most comes from the floor and crawl space) and I'm watching the snow now - I'll pop up a pick to show you all what might be a rarity this season. To say the very least the FIRST snow of 2007 here.
I've said a lot on Fuel Oil Bills so far, of that I'm sure - needless to say we'd be on tank number 2 already, and in reality we are 1/3rd of the way down tank one. About a $500 savings so far
I like it warm myself - although THIS warm spell has done nothing but make and keep people sick. I've fought a week PLUS head cold, stomach virus and now back to work dressed really warm, with home made wool hat with Bose Quiet Comfort headset under it and MP3 player booming books into my head as I romp from Boiler-room to Boiler-room. I wonder how the other guys I work with do it: make the same 1.5 to 2 hours of rounds to dozens of buildings checking on boiler units with nothing to occupy their time.
Me, I listen to upwards of 100+ books each season, entertaining myself with the greatest writers of our days and read to by the greatest readers. I never lose the reception (as would be the case of radio) and the sound reduction headphones fill my head with crystal clear audio at a low noise level - still killing the loud roars of the big industrial boilers.
Nope... Life is what you make it. I may not be reading non-fiction (I live reality and must escape to non-fiction in books) but with a hundred or more books a year, I'm proud to say that I destroy the closest competition in my organization who still impressively reads about 60 a year and yes... the conventional way using his eyes not his ears.
So, Letter Snow - just dress me warm and keep the home fires burning