Cold Rocks

Frankly, I do not know how people manage to live anywhere south of the 43rd parallel.  It has been plenty hot enough here– but I know I don’t have much to complain about, when it’s been over 100ºF (38C) in Boston and New York and Philly and Baltimore.  Those places, I’d perish.  Here, it’s just damn hard to sleep.

So last night (would’ve done it sooner, if I’d thought of it) I pulled out the bedwarmer stones that have been sitting idly since March and threw them in the freezer for half an hour before bed.  Aaaahhh!  Absolutely delightful.  J. put one under her feet.  I lay on my back and put mine right on my chest.  Really, really good.  Try it.  Use a pizza stone, or a flat rock from the back yard, or whatever you can find.

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2 Responses to “Cold Rocks”

  1. Kelly Says:

    Awesome! You know, you could do some writing on keeping our homes cool during this hot time without using a lot of resources. We have a window AC unit (because my wife is very pregnant) but I am amazed by how effective a few well-placed fans can be.

    • coldhousejournal Says:

      “you could do some writing on keeping our homes cool during this hot time”
      Yeah… I have put up a few posts about that (filed under “Summer Cooling”.) But the fact is, a guy writing about how to stay cool in Maine in the summer is about as legitimate as a guy in Alabama writing about how to stay warm in the winter. Basically, we don’t have a big problem with heat here– just a few days a summer, to remember what it feels like. Cold, though, we have in plenty come winter, so that’s the topic I feel on solid ground to write about. Err, make that “frozen ground”…

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