Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Today's Hot Musings
Not too much to talk about today. I've been doing alot of reading on other blogs. What a diverse world we live in. So many different people out there, talking about what's important to them. Today, I want to talk about heat. Probably because it's so friggin' cold out. It was a big whopping -7 this morning and it's already risen to -1! A virtual heatwave. Back to the heat.....a blog I was reading mentioned how her parents could tell when she had touched the thermostat even by one degree. This brought back some memories! My dad used to watch and monitor our thermostat like a hawk. I do think he could tell the difference in one degree as well. I was always moving the temperature to my liking, partly because my name was "GET WOOD". With three (yes 3!) woodstoves going full time from September - April, we use ALOT of wood. All I did was lug wood. Everytime I turned around that woodbox needed wood. We couldn't have a small, neat woodbox either. It had to be one of gigantic proportions, able to store a cord at a time (hauled mostly by yours truly). My brother, Shawn, and I would have these contraptions rigged up to make our wood hauling experience more enjoyable and easier. Most times involved a snowmobile, rope, a toboggan and lots of fighting. It usually turned into a competition to see who could carry the most woithout dropping a piece. Dad would walk by the thermostat and turn and go back to it and scream "Who turned the heat up?" Of course, we would all scatter like prairie dogs that have seen a dingo and not answer him. He'd continue to go on a tirade about the cost of oil, he's not made of money and blah, blah, blah. Now that I pay for my own heat I can understand his frustration. However, at the time it was fodder for some good laughs!