They’ll make excellent play clothes.

March 12, 2009

Home 'Improvement'

Yeah, yeah, yeah – the website looks different. Lloyd’s a genius, blah blah blah. Well, he couldn’t do all his brain work if he wasn’t warm, right? That’s where I step in.

Let me tell you a sad little story. When we went to visit his family in February we went out to eat at Pizza Hut. We sat at a table in the corner that was right by a window and was cold as ice. (…willing to sacrifice our love….) I was so. cold. and tried to be all suave about it since everyone else seemed warm enough. I put on my sweater so I wouldn’t look like a wimp eating in my coat. That worked for about five minutes and then I became Super-Wimp and had on my sweater and my coat and was still shivering. When we got back in the car after dinner I said to Lloyd (who only wore his shirt), “It was freezing in there! How did you stand it?” He replied, while smoothly slipping a knife in my heart, “It wasn’t so bad – it’s about what it’s like sitting at my computer.”

*Gulp* Well, that needed to change. No staple-gunned towels or comforters for my guy, no sir. I went out and bought real thermal curtains and a curtain rod…… without measuring.


The curtain rod was too short, so I couldn’t use it. The curtains were also ridiculously short. I measured the windows, took it all back, and bought new stuff. Then I felt silly because it was 68 degrees outside the day I hung them. It’s been incredibly cold the past few days, though, and Lloyd says they make a difference. (Of course he does – he’s afraid of what I might replace them with.)

Ignore the coat - he says he's warm.


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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15 Responses to “They’ll make excellent play clothes.”

  1. Curt Said on:

    Blenders are awesome!


  2. Brad Said on:

    Huh? I thought I commented already. Maybe I dreamed it. I wrote:

    Maybe you should just cover the windows with cement blocks, insulation, and drywall. I hear they keep the cold out pretty well.


  3. Beth Said on:

    But even with the curtains, Lloyd’s still wearing his coat. What temperature is your house?


  4. Annette Said on:

    Love the title. It makes me want to sing with Christopher Plummer.


  5. Deanne Said on:

    Sound of music…

    It was the right thing to do. Gotta keep those hubbies comfy.

    I’m a little nervous about what my symbol willbe…


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