Well, here we are, in the thick of it, the bread-and-butter of winter. The first two weeks of January are, on average, the coldest of the year around here, and this year is not disappointing. We’ve had snow after snow, with a crappy ice storm mixed in (many co-workers were without power all through Christmas), and now we’ve been in the deep freezer for several days, with mornings around -5F. This morning was the coldest yet, both inside and out– the kitchen was at 40.3F this morning. Brrr! That’s cold even by my standards. It was probably even colder in the bedroom, but with the electric blanket on “low” it wasn’t noticeable.
Trying to type on my aluminum laptop right now is not a pleasant finger experience. The overall average living-area temp this season now stands at 56.4F.