I don’t do holidays, as you know. But not all my neighbors agree and so sometimes the holidays kind of reach out and do me.
That came out wrong.
Or did it?
(ahem) Anyway – This year I’ve got one set of full-time neighbors gone to the city to visit family and another set that have taken the pandemic thing very seriously and so are ‘social distancing’ more sincerely than usually. So no invitations this year: I’m on my own in the desert physically but – happily – not in spirit.
Check this out…
Came with some truly kick-ass pumpkin bread, too. I won’t eat it all in one sitting, but I will eat rather more and better than usual this afternoon.
Days have been in the seventies and nights in the high thirties or forties for the past two weeks, so early winter has not been much of a factor through the last half of November. But the past two mornings have been cooler, so I’m trying to remember how best to take the chill off the Lair in the morning…
This morning I played the hedonist – didn’t wake up till six, then cranked the thermostat to 60 and went back to sleep for an hour. Woke up feeling like half the day was gone already, but didn’t have any problem prying myself out of bed.
I’ve been working on ways to get some of the main cabin’s heat…
Slowed down the battery charging a little, though. The 12-volt bedroom fan is very low-wattage but my old scrounged main cabin fan is not. In fact I’m thinking of replacing it with one like the bedroom has. It gets a lot of use in summer but I sometimes want to use it in winter during times when that would constitute battery abuse even with my bigger, better system.
Either way, air circulation is an obvious solution to the issue of how poorly the woodstove heats the bedroom – exactly the sort of solution I sort of conditioned myself early to never think about because it uses electricity in ways that really weren’t designed for use with lead/acid batteries. But it definitely works better than not doing it.
Anyway – I really hope you guys are enjoying your holiday no matter what anybody says you should be doing with it.
*The other possible interpretation of that is I don’t have a dog to share it with, a bad thing, but let’s look for the silver lining. Mine. All mine!