Tag Archives: temperature

Prepare to be underwhelmed.

November 30, 2010

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Prepare to be underwhelmed.

It’s incredibly cold here now, and it reminded me that last winter I started a movie and never finished it. It has sat on my computer until tonight, when I drew up the last cartoons for it and just got it over with. “Good enough for who it’s for” and all that. In reality, I […]

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Where’d it go?

October 23, 2008

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Where'd it go?

I caved yesterday and turned the heat on.  It was 63 degrees in here, and while I’m crazy and cheap, I’m not that crazy.  So the heat is on (at 68), downstairs vents are open, upstairs vents are closed, but I can’t find the stairway curtain. (Hey, you can see the old kitchen in that […]

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One born every minute.

September 25, 2008

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How is it that I can be a totally responsible cheapskate 99.9% of the time, yet in just seconds of weakness turn into a complete and utter sucker?  I can resist the shiny allure of infomercials by repeating to myself, “It’s not that good.  It’s not that good.  It’s just those fantastically positive spokespeople playing […]

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Let it begin.

November 1, 2007

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Crazy Heat Lady is back in business! I’ve hung a ‘temporary’ curtain in the stairway, closed all the vents upstairs and any unnecessary rooms down here, and I’m pleased to report that at 8:09 p.m. the downstairs is a chilly 68.7 and the upstairs is an even chillier 65.2!! Yessir, Lloyd, it’s going to be […]

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With or without?

June 18, 2007

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I love our house. It’s old and creaky, but it’s ours. One thing I do not love about it, though, is how hot it gets upstairs in the summer. Brad can attest to this, since he sleeps in the hottest room in the building. Our regular plan is to close all the vents on the […]

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Second Trick?

January 22, 2007

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 (Annette, this one’s for you.)  The vent that heats the bathroom is under Lloyd’s sink.  Can you guess who has known about this heating gold mine for ten years? 

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