Two factors contributed to a warmer house this morning. First was the addition of our propane Legacy Blue Flame heater to the mix & secondly was finally remembering to close the damper in our fireplace when not in use. If that damper is left open the natural draft it creates sucks all our heat right up the chimney. I remember we made that same forgetful mistake last year a few times & couldn’t figure out why our heaters were not keeping up with the cold. Instead of waking up to a 50 degree house this morning we woke up to 60 degrees. Wow, a veritable interior heat wave for sure.
WE SOMETIMES SLIP INTO A NEIGHBORS YARD & LET PHEEBS PLAY WITH THEIR SADLY NEGLECTED DOG DALLY
Three Coyotes crossed our path this morning. First Coyotes we have seen this season. No sign of any Javelina’s so far. A few posts ago I made mention of a few old rocking chair pieces we saw in the desert. This morning we picked those pieces up & carried them home.
Having already assembled 3 Ikea Poang chairs in the past one would think one would have a pretty darn good idea how they went together. Not so. My mind did not retain one shred of ‘know-how'. It was start at instruction number 1 & proceed. With a bit of grumbling, some inaudible mumbling, & help from Kelly the chair was finally assembled. Only 1 small rubber washer left over. Chalked that up to the chair manufacturer tossing in an extra washer knowing Al would probably loose one. I didn’t:))
WORKING ON THE IKEA CHAIR ASSEMBLY EARLIER TODAY
Decided not to paint my new bathroom closet & just leave the wood look. Les dropped off 4 shelves for the closet this morning. Struggled with fitting those shelves for awhile which in turned caused the air in my bathroom to turn blue…… Les will be back in a couple weeks & I will help him install our 4 Pine front porch posts.
And to answer MERIKAY'S question, “Didn't you buy a little heater for the Winnie? Do you bring it into the house? Yes, we did buy a small propane Buddy heater but it just has the small green gas bottle on it. We are using our bigger propane Legacy heater in the house. That is the one we used to have plumbed directly into the Damon. We have the Legacy adapted to a 20 pound propane tank. Works fine.
DOGGY ON MY LAP KEEPING ME WARM TODAY & THEY SAY IF YOU CAN KEEP YOUR NOSE WARM YOU CAN KEEP THE REST OF YA WARM TOO
Our day remained mainly overcast & with a gusty wind blowing it pushed our already cold temperatures even lower. I doubt whether we even made it out of the 40’s. Spent the afternoon indoors close to the heaters. Me in my recliner with a doggy on my lap & Kelly in her recliner with a book on her lap. Not what I would call an exciting day by any means but at least we were inside out of the weather. And when the weather forces one to stay inside it’s nice to have lots of space to stay inside of.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Some witty student answers…
- A college student in a philosophy class was taking his first examination.
On the paper there was a single line which simply said: "Is this a question?" - Discuss.
After a short time he wrote: "If that is a question, then this is an answer."
- Teacher: What is the axis of the earth?
Student: The axis of the earth is an imaginary line which passes from one pole to the other, and on which the earth revolves. Teacher: Very good. Now, could you hang clothes on that line?
Student: Yes, Sir.
Teacher: Indeed, and what sort of clothes?
Student: Imaginary clothes, Sir.
- A high-school student came home from school seeming rather depressed.
"What's the matter, son," asked his mother.
"Aw, gee," said the boy, "It's my marks. They're all wet."
"What do you mean `all wet?'"
"I mean," he replied, "below C-level."
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.