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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

My home should be renamed the "Home of Brotherly Love" today. I know it's not as cold out there as it is in some places. Heck, we're above zero at least. But it's still mind-numbingly cold. Cold enough that Trevor and Aslan have formed a truce, and are willing to cuddle with each other, without even growling. Growl at that thing that's giving off heat? Never! Oscar is even allowed closer... poor little shivering Oscar. We have a teeny-tiny home that is heated only with a few space heaters (including one in the bathroom that you can't convince me is doing anything other than making noise) and a wood-burning stove.
Warm By The Fire
It's significantly warmer inside than out, but it's still very cold. I want desparately to knit gloves out of the Manx Logtan/Angora blend fiber Jen sent me for my birthday, but there's just a little left to spin, and then to ply, and there's no way I'm staying outside of those blankets long enough to do that. What I need it to make a tent so that there's a pocket of warm air large enough for me to knit without my fingers freezing and breaking off.
Fall To Pieces
Trouble is, whenever I try that, that air pocket gets filled with a cat.

I took some adorable pictures last night, loaded them into the computer this morning, and forgot to upload them all, for some reason. Proof that the cold really is that mind numbing?
Frozen
So they'll have to wait until tomorrow. For now, if you need me, I'll be in the microwave. It's a bad sign when even AC complains about the cold.

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Hours Spent Knitting: 7
Rows Completed (of 222): 10
Estimated Time of Completion: 317.14 hours

4 Comments:

Blogger Carol said...

Aww, they wouldn't let Oscar cuddle? I hope you did. We have the same situation with our 3 cats. When it's cold, two of them cuddle well. The littlest one is always left out. Good luck warming up -- I hear it's supposed to stay cold for another couple of days.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's even freezingly cold here in SC... look on the bright side... at least you're not up at 4:45am feeding horses, sheep and goats all the while doing your best to look like the Michelin man.... ok so neither am I... BUT... I am up making breakfast for Jim since he's the one out feeding :) Plus that llama/wool cap I finally made (yeah for a first real project!!) is quite toasty, or so he says!

Shea

5:47 AM  
Blogger Elisa said...

Oi - with what we're paying for oil this year, we're keeping the thermostat set at 60 during the night and when we're at work, and let me tell you, I don't even REMEMBER what it feels like to be warm.

I hope you are staying as toasty as possible!

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the kind words, Aimie

PattiG

10:19 AM  

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