Archive for December 25th, 2011

my continuing struggle with the thermostat

My parents recently acquired a new heating system and because I still live with them, I get to reap the benefits for FREE (almost)!

The old thermostat we had in the downstairs (where I sleep) was a joke. You’d set it on 60°, it would say it was 70°, but it was REALLY 55°. Bad news for everyone.

This would happen a lot:

The new one is less of a joke, but I’m still struggling. It’s set on 67°, reads 68°, but feels like 60°. This is no bueno (the only Spanish I retained from 4 semesters in college). I’m still cold and confused.

I don’t want to waste the oil (that’s a lie) so I’m still dressed like a resident of Siberia.

But sometimes my mom will blast the heat. Like, right before I go to sleep. And I wake up sweating, thirsty, and still confused.

A lot of stumbling and clawing happens, hoping that my hands will work properly and that the temperature will magically correct itself.

Basically, I need to keep a sweatshirt with me at all times. In my house. Because I’m thermostat illiterate.

(Question mark glasses frames. Available in green, blue, and general confusion.)


Hello, I’m Kerry! Maker. Sewist. Fan of all things bright.

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