Sunday, December 09, 2007

Baby, it's Cold Inside

They say the shoemaker's children have no shoes and the bakers children have no bread. So it goes in the house of the heating and air conditioning controls guy-no heat.

Our heater is broken. It has been broken for awhile but it was summertime then. Oh yeah, we'll fix it later-no big deal.
Well, it is a big deal when you wake up in the morning and your house is 67 degrees!

Our sweet roomie was bundled up on the couch last week when I said something about the heater being broken. She sat up and said, "Oh, well that explains it! I couldn't figure out what was going on! I mean, you run the air conditioner when its hot but why not the heater?" Poor girl lives in sweats and blankets these days.

I have picked a new favorite shirt of David's to stay warm in. It seems like every few months, I find a new one to live in. Currently it is a long sleeved brown one I got on clearance at Old Navy (I love you Old Navy!) for about $4.99. I got it because it has a picture of a guy with music headphones on and it was kind of rock and roll-ish. It wasn't till I got home that I realized the 2 ladies in the background of the picture had slinky dresses and a considerable amount of cleavage showing. Ha! I like to wear it every once in awhile to see how much attention people really pay to other's shirts.

Tonight, I don't mind the cold. We lit our first ever fire in the fireplace. Well, a fire was once lit in there by someone else who-despite insisting to the contrary-lit a fire and didn't open the flue and now our white brick hearth is a smokey grey. We avoided the fireplace (not thinking that it could have been user error) and decided to just give it a try tonight.

Oh the warmth! Oh the crackling! Oh the joy of seeing both of my kids go right into "mesmerized fire stare." It is wonderful. David went out and bought some firewood. And then we ran out so he bought some more...from the same checker as before. Ever had that happen? Sometimes I think the guys at Vons wonder if I am crazy considering sometimes I visit them 3 times in a day!

Last week I texted David when the temperature in our home hit an all time low of 65 degrees.
"Baby, it's cold inside."
"Put on more clothes," was his reply.
"Wow, now there's something I never thought I'd hear you say."
"It goes against my beliefs but you can take them off later."

Good to know the cold hasn't frozen his sense of humor.


  1. will he be able to fix it soon?

    I miss my fireplace SOOOO much!

  2. Lady, you got nothing on me. We couldn't run our heat in Ramona because we had single paned windows and the heat went straight out. Some mornings it was easily 58in our home. However, since arriving in SLC, we have had a morning where, upon waking, we realized that it was indeed time to start running the heat constantly. It was 53. So, when you can beat that, you'll have my sympathy. And I now live in thirteen layers of clothes. I'm dead sexy, I'm sure.

  3. 67 degrees??? HA...I always laugh uncontrollably when people "complain" about cold claifornia weather...the HIGH today here in colorado was 28degrees. I am a california girl by birth and childhood, so I can understand...but least it wasn't 28 degrees outside (where you are) today.

    I hope your heather gets fixed soon. Really I do, I can relate.

  4. Another reason for you to come visit me!

  5. I want a fireplace, so snuggly.

  6. Nate would never turn the heat on if it wasn't for me. Ever. And, actually, he doesn't turn the heat on. I do. He says I can always put more clothes on but he can't take more off.

    Men. Sheesh.

  7. Awww I love it when Damon comes home with fagets. Yes, you heard right. Fagets. Damon looks for any excuse to use that word. It's the proper term for a bundle of wood. Ha! It's Damon, what do you expect ;^)?!