Thursday, January 21, 2010

the day

It started with the oil heater fritzing out, first thing. Luckily we had another one. But still.

Then my soup leaked into my purse. So much for being all frugal and bringing my lunch.

Then, went to work. (enough said)

Then, came home to a sweetie-sicle (sweetie-pop?). Our house is just too freaking cold. It's ridiculous. I bet it's barely 50 degrees in here. With the heat on. (what passes for heat in this house) I pulled out the little inefficient fan-type space heater to try and warm her up (the sweetie, not the house. I've given up on the house). I just noticed this little heater has stopped oscillating. Two heaters down in one day! Yes!

Then, went out for my walk, in the freezing rain. I like rain. A lot. But I was already cold and although I'm glad I went, I am now wet and cold and frustrated.

(Did I mention Terri's car won't start, too?)

Anyone have a suggestion for the World's Best Space Heater?

Or want to come over and insulate our apartment?

6 comments:

Ally said...

Ugh, that sounds awful. I hate being cold in my own place. I grew up in a house where it was always cold in the winter (no insulation in the walls), so I am really sensitive to that. I hope you find a good space heater!

Tammie said...

yikes. i hope today is a better, warmer day.

everytime the temp in my house gets below 55 i think of you and terri

Daphne said...

Ally -- me too, only we had a wood stove, so we got nice and warm!

Tammie: it's pitiful. And so far today isn't any better -- I woke up with my eyes so puffy I can barely see. WTF??

Anonymous said...

Ask Dad about Yvonne's heater, they think it's the cat's meow.

Stefanie said...

Oy. Murphy's Law ig getting you big time. We have a little ceramic space heater we got at Home Depot a few years ago. It works pretty good for small spaces.

Daphne said...

Thanks, Matt... good idea.

Stef: I know, right? I think we're going to look into a programmable oil radiator for the main part of the house. 50 is just too cold for everyday. Even 63 would seem toasty now!