With or without?

June 18, 2007

Journal, Lauren

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 first floor so that the cold air is pumped all the way upstairs and then floats down, but that’s not terribly effective at night after the roof has baked all day. So we’re trying something new – putting a barrier up so that the cold has to stay around a little longer. So far it seems to work, although walking through it with a basket of laundry I accidentally gave Pfennig a pretty righteous kick in the side. Stupid cat. Who dares sleep in my path?!

That's right - it's a fitted sheet and a tension rod.  Back off, NASA!  Quit stealing our ideas!!

Hmmm.  Blurry.


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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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7 Responses to “With or without?”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Are you sure that Phennig wasn’t trying to kill you? She’s tricksy, my precious.


  2. Brad Said on:

    I like the sheet idea. Maybe it’ll help with all the bats, too.


    • Lauren Said on:

      You know it will just deflect them into your room, right? Leave your varmit-destroying tools at home -- we’re strictly catch-and-release here.


      • Brad Said on:

        Peggy and Michele and I saw Disturbia yesterday. There’s a scene where a guy catches a rabbit in his garden and is talking really scary to it. Then, very shortly after that, he’s in the hardware store buying a shovel. We all started laughing!


      • Peggy Said on:

        Thank you Lauren … from another catch & releaser … please don’t let Brad kill any critters while visiting! Much thanks!!


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