Cold Welcome

We’ve gotten out of the double-digits-below-freezing spell, but still it was about -2ºF last night.  This morning it was 45º downstairs… I ran off to work, J ran off to class… somehow I thought she was coming home in the afternoon ( = firemaking), but I was mistaken.  When I got home about 6pm, the kitchen (and everything else) was at 39º.  Table, 39º.  Stools, 39º.  Sofa, 39º.  Wood stove, 39º.  Cats, 39º.  Ha ha, just kidding.  The cats were okay.

I made a wicked good fire (Maine expression) and in a mere 120 minutes have managed to achieve 52º.  Ahhh.  Toasty.

It’s supposed to “warm up” overnight, from 8º to something like 12º.  No prob.  Just don’t melt all the nice snow, please.

4 Responses to “Cold Welcome”

  1. Rising Tide Says:

    Not directly related to this post, but on my way to work this morning, I noted that the thermostat in the new-to-me Infiniti that I’m stuck driving only goes to a low of 65F. I know it’s cold out, but 65F was uncomfortable warm. What’s with such a high minimum set-point, anyway?

  2. Cold House Journal Says:

    I recently made mental note never to buy a car with “electronic climate control”, after riding in a friend’s Subaru with digital thermostat which was unable to produce any cabin temperature between “same as outdoors” and “tropical”. Sounds like you have the same issue?

  3. icerabbit Says:

    Interesting point.

    Our car with climate control has a range of 60-84F (maybe one notch extra each way so 58-86F) and I don’t think you can override it. You can switch between auto & manual for the fan control, but no colder air without opening a window, me thinks.

    If you are dressed for the outdoors and maybe just shoveled some snow to get to the car, I can certainly see how 65F would be hot.

  4. Adam Says:

    Sorry to hear about the cats. :^)

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