Monday, February 16, 2015
Was only -10F this morning, but now it's a balmy -5F.
Neptune is still deep on the driveway until later today when it will get cleaned off. Meanwhile, just to the south of us, the monster Octavia is wreaking havoc. We here can only hope that it doesn't drift further north else we'll be walloped with heavy southern snow.
I look out this morning to watch the birds at the makeshift feeder just outside the sunroom patio door. (After all, I still can't open the breezeway door due to drifting.) I see smoke from several neighbors' fire going already this early.
I won't be joining them. I know from past experience really frigid days aren't good for me to have a burn. This house isn't 'tight' and a fire would only pull in cold air from the basement, the attic, and any other crack or seam. Oh sure the fire would make the living room almost 70F, but the rest of the main floor drops temp-wise accordingly. Nope, when it's grey and gloomy and bitter cold, I opt for a more sedate 'burn' for a cheery sparkle.
How about you? Hunkered in right now? Or busy digging out?