Sunday, November 25, 2007

Wet and cold

Lest anyone think I'm freezing us to death, I turned the heat on.

Let it stand as a record! We turned on the heat on November 24, the latest I can ever remember. Having 60 degree temperatures inside the house isn't all that comfortable to me. Today wasn't nearly as cold -- hovering around 45 degrees -- but it rained all day.

We visited my parents today. My sister and her boyfriend were still there, so we decided to make another visit so soon after Thanksgiving. We don't get to see them very often, since they're about 5 hours away. The visit ended up being cut short though. Brenda sent me a text message that the children did indeed have choir practice, so we left around 2:30 to be back in time for that. That was okay though. Dad looked like he was in need of a good nap.

Since it was raining and chilly, Skeeter and I decided we'd let the dogs stay inside while we were gone. That was a big step. We've never let them stay inside by themselves for more than a couple of hours. Today they were in, unsupervised, for more than 7 hours, and they were excellent! No rooting through the trash, no accidents on the floor. I was so proud! I'll be more willing to let them stay inside on yucky days now.

I'm proud of my Skeeter too. He installed a new doorknob today! I know; I know. Not a huge thing, but he's not exactly the kind of person who thrives on that kind of stuff. The original doorknob broke -- really broke, inside the mechanism -- on Thanksgiving. Skeeter took it off the day after so we could actually use the door. I had a dishtowel stuck in the hole just so the cold air would be deterred. Oh so redneck of me. Tonight, Skeeter got the knew doorknob from Home Depot and installed it. What a guy!

All in all, quite a satisfactory day.


PEZmama said...

We have doorknobs and closet door handles and trim and, and, and sitting around our house ready to be installed. We are working on it, but it is slow going, so YAY for you guys getting the doorknob taken care of in a timely manner.

Candy said...

You're the second person today who has posted about not turning on the heat. I don't get it! If you're cold, you turn on the heat! What are you people, communists? We have heat in America!!

Noodle said...

LOL! We turned ours on! Kaleigh is still going strong though, I think. :)

It's just a weird thing that we do, to see how long we can make it. We do it with the air conditioning too, but I never make it long with that. I can handle cold much better than hot.

Just another southern gay guy said...

Growing up, my dad was the kind who turned the heat down for bed. Laura is the opposite, turning it up for the night. Without my electric blanket, I've decided that any time I'm home, the heat can be on. I may be different when I get my new christmas electric blanket, but right now, I"m al about the heat at night.