I was a little late (Dec. 7) in firing up the datalogger this year, but we now have a couple weeks of temperature data to report. As you’ll recall, the datalogger is located on the kitchen counter, which is probably the warmest place in the house, on average, excepting the few square feet around the wood stove.
So far this season, the maximum temp is 65.2º, the minimum is 43.3º, and the average is 54.5º. The standard deviation is 4.3º, so we can assume that the house is spending at least 2/3 of its time below 60º.
In other news, the firewood-seeking saga continues. I am tempted to Name n’ Shame the people who are, currently, two months overdue for delivering to us– but as J. has decided to give them one last chance I will withhold that unless / until they fail to come through. The backup plan, at this point, is industrial compressed hardwood sawdust blocks. Which are not at all aesthetically pleasing, or especially inexpensive, but do stack nicely.