Mid-January Update

Here we are in the thick of the cold season.  Unsuprisingly, it has been cold.  It’s a few degrees below zero (F) outside this morning, and 48º in the kitchen (the fire hasn’t kicked in yet…)

The average temp this winter, so far, now stands at 54.4º.  Standard deviation 4.5º.  Maximum 66.9º, minimum 42.9.

Here’s the latest graph!


The long flat spot around Jan 1 was when we went away for a few days.  We do have one petroleum-burning device in the house (a Rinnai propane heater in the cellar), but ironically we only turn it on if we’re going to be away from the house for a few days, to make sure the pipes (and cats) stay liquid.  It does a pretty good job of holding the house at about 50.

2 Responses to “Mid-January Update”

  1. Kathy Myers Says:

    I’d like to read about the snowfalls and snow removal, too! We’ve just had a bunch of cold days here in Pennsylvania and not much in the line of snow.

    • coldhousejournal Says:

      “I’d like to read about the snowfalls and snow removal”
      Hmm… well, sometimes it snows, and then we say “crap, we have to shovel”, then we go out to the driveway with shovels and we heft the snow from the driveway onto lawn. Ha ha– that’s about it!

      Seriously, though, it hasn’t been much of a snow year so far. We have 5 or 6 inches on the ground but it’s crusty, icy stuff. And it’s supposed to rain tonight : ( If we get a big fun storm I’ll be sure to comment on it!

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