Hace mucho frio

2 October, 2008
Rat Fink

Dude. I’m sitting here in my lovely little parlor in jeans, sweatshirt, turtle, socks, shoes, and my wool winter coat. And, as will come as no surprise to my family and friends — I’m fuh-reezing.

Fall is coming to Ohio (some, like Mavis, would say, “at long last!”). And that always brings a bit of consternation to the Fink house. The Thriller, who could wear a swimsuit to a snowball fight, likes to turn the furnace to the “off” position when he comes up for the night. Therefore, when I get up at 5:00 on a freezing cold morning, the Rat’s nest is a toasty 51 degrees. Nice.

Urge to strangle.

I mean, I know his reasoning behind it, and I understand. Natural gas, which heats our 92-year-old house, is frightfully expensive, with no relief in sight. I’m just trying to balance misery with necessity here. I guess my misery is a necessity.

Brrr.

FO

PS – Lars comes for dinner tonight – yay!

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Stein
Stein
2 October, 2008 10:40 am

Better to be on the cold side half of the year than to be in a hurricane, or earthquake, or flood, or 120+heat, or 24/7 rain, or 365 freezing.

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BoomR
BoomR
2 October, 2008 12:14 pm

Holy crap – I forgot all about it being October in Ohio – I guess I need to unpack the Tommy Bahama linen shorts & Hawaiian shirts and pack sweaters, jeans, and a jacket! It’s gonna be 91 in Dallas on Saturday & I’ll miss taking a dip in the pool…but it’ll be worth it to see ya!! :-)

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BoomR
BoomR
2 October, 2008 12:16 pm

PS – I’ve checked in online for my flight to OH! YAAAYY!!

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BoomR
BoomR
2 October, 2008 1:25 pm

RATS re: Lars. Where in TX is Helen? #1 son will be JUST fine (and most importantly, his mommy dearest). My yapper is just gettin’ warmed up!

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BoomR
BoomR
2 October, 2008 1:31 pm

PS… Will Thriller be making an appearance at some point this weekend? I hope he’ll not be dressed as detailed in your post above… LOL

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