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The last few years, Florida has had much hotter weather. Winter never came. In January, we saw 90 degree temperatures. We were still
While I am thriving, Danny is freezing . Of Course he has been cold all summer when it was in the 80’s here. The AC has only been off one day. Today will be the second day. It’s ran approximately 355 days this year. The furnace has been on the last 4 days. FIrst day it was on, it was 72 degrees in the house. The AC was still on in the afternoons as it reach 76 degrees inside. When It’s Chilly (for Danny) I turn the furnace on about an hour before he gets home. Leaving a window open wherever I am. And A fan.
I took a shower this morning . I actually felt a chill as I got out. It was 66 in the house. I AM SO VERY THANKFUL FOR THAT CHILL. Very Thankful.
That would be Danny, EXCEPT he won’t bundle up and wear layers.
I got as far as the above photo when I realized 2 things : Danny was home. (Baby girls goes crazy) Most importantly, the house had NEVER WARMED UP. The furnace WASN’T RUNNING.
I AM VERY THANKFUL THAT DANNY HAS NO IDEA WHAT THIS BLOG POST IS ALL ABOUT: MY BEING THANKFUL THAT IT’S COLD OUTSIDE.
I ADMIT: As SORRY as I AM for DANNY right now……And I am. I never want him to be cold or to suffer. I am very glad that it is COLD OUTSIDE AND NOT HOT. Truth time. Selfishly, I am loving it. Not the furnace part but just knowing I may actually have to put on WARM clothes. I love sweaters and housecoats….. Not even sure if I have a sweater. LOL I am dreading it though. Danny is really frustrated. He is still ON CALL til tomorrow morning, but is OFF Monday and Tuesday. I had to tell Danny that the front gate isn’t working. The cows keep chewing on the wires. So he had to deal with that, this afternoon . AFTER he was technically off. Then He walks in the door and I hit him with the furnace not working. It was 70 in here at the time. Should have been at least 74 degrees.
I am Thankful that we live in Florida and while we/ HE may get cold(COLDER) it won’t really be COLD out. It should only be in the 50’s. I am very thankful that we have 3 space heaters. Plus I can run our oven if need be. I am thankful that the park has to pay for whatever is wrong. (Air handler isn’t turning).
I will get up after I post this and light a few more candles. It’s fairly dark outside and it’s not even 4 PM. I am going to find layers of clothes for us. Get our robes out. The booties that my mom made for us. I will be fine. Danny…..Not so sure about. Love and Hugs From Florida, Sarah
Hello trail walkers! In my last post, I told you that the time has come to open the closet and sort out my hats, gloves, and hand warmers if I intend to continue trail walking, now that early Autumn has morphed into chilly winter weather. Last week we experienced our first snowfall, a real […]
From Sarah: This post was written on a Saturday. Hopefully, most of you are off work and home with the family. or exploring somewhere with your loved ones. Making Your Home A Haven takes advantage of weekends off and family times together. Did any of you sleep in? How about a special family breakfast. I know it’s freezing in many parts of the US. Are you relaxing by the fireplace or did you get out and brave the weather? Time for family togetherness no matter where you are and what you do. Take time this weekend to enjoy each other. Family time is so important. What are you THANKFUL for?
It’s a wonderful day here in Florida. 69 degrees inside our house right now. I am loving the cooler temps. The sun is shining (A little). At this point, I will take what I can get. It’s been gloomy all week. We never got any of the rain that we so badly need. Yet, I am Very Thankful for the cooler weather.I know I sound like a broken record but SUMMER started in January (Without the extreme humidity) and only ended a few days ago. Not really sure if it has really ended but I will take whatever this is. Danny is working in the Ranger Station so he will be home earlier today. The furnace will be turned back on. I am THANKFUL for my moods starting to change for the better. Or at least the way I handle things. (Most of the time). A Small VENT: It still makes me angry that Danny doesn’t realize that as cold as he always gets, I am just as hot . I really try to make sure he is comfortable and not freezing. I just wish he would try and understand that when he gets cold when it is 74 -76 in the house ( with a DAMP Chill in the air) that I am hot. Or at least not cool. I like it when it’s 65- 68 in here. I can even handle it colder than that when I put on more clothes. I can’t take off more. Danny can put on more clothes. He can wear SOCKS in the house. He has socks made for those with poor circulation. He won’t wear them. He won’t wear layers. I AM THANKFUL we have windows ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE. So when the furnace is on, I have a window open. My fan is usually running as well. I AM THANKFUL FOR: Most of the time , I can keep my mouth shut. Not even making facial gestures. Or at least trying not to make them. I am even turning the furnace on before he comes home. Granted, right before I think he’s due. Still working on NOT GRIMACING every time he calls me into his computer room. It’s been an effort. He won’t come out to me. His room his fill with junk. He calls me wanting to show me something…. His space heater is on. So is the furnace. THE ROOM IS ABOUT 80 degrees. If not worse. It’s a blast of heat when I go in there.
I AM Thankful FOR : The brief time I get with Danny when he gets home from the park. We have family time in the kitchen. I do my best to make the most of it. Snacks if he’s hungry. Iced tea waiting for him. Baby Girls gets a treat. So does Vittles (the rabbit). We talk about his day at Lake Kissimmee. Usually, I am already aware of what’s been going on. The radio keeps me informed.
I AM THANKFUL FOR : Park life is busy right now. A new season has started. Danny’s been extremely busy in the Ranger Station today. He’s sent a few texts to me but not many. You can hear a lot going on when the radio is on. People driving up. The back door opening and closing . Guest talking. Fortunately, he didn’t need my extra help this morning. I enjoyed a long walk around Rolling Meadows Ranch. I am thriving now. Our winter season has started. Our “Yankee” ( I can say Yankee anytime because I am a Yankee myself.Lol) campground hosts and volunteers are starting to show up. Weekends are BUSY and the weekdays are getting there. Over all, I love this time of year at the park. It’s exciting and fun. Busy just enjoyable.
As soon as it starts getting dark, I turn on my night lights and a few soft lamps. I love seeing the candle burning. The glow is wonderful. I love the nights. I always have, I am anxious to start walking at night again. Not far. Hoping Danny and I can start having bonfires again. It’s been way too long.
Memories Of Quiet Nights In The RV. I do miss it. Baby Girl wants some attention. I need to get a few things done before Danny gets off in an hour or so. Have a wonderful Saturday evening. Love And Hugs, Sarah