Friday, October 26, 2007

Winter Time

It's winter in DC. My proof? Our heat is on for the first time this year!

Apparently, the house dipped to a chilly 69 degrees, and to keep the pipes from freezing, Shira was forced to turn on the heat.

I just talked to my dad in Rochester. His house is 61 degrees, and no sign of heat even being considered.



  1. You call 69F chilly? I had to wait 'til the temperature dropped to 62 to turn on the heater.

    And the pipes can't freeze at 69. You're kidding, right?

    Don't come to Montreal in January, then ;-)


  2. Dominique -

    I'm totally joking about the 69 pipe freezing. Shira and I both grew up in Rochester, NY (an hour away from Niagra Falls and the border), so in theory, we know cold.

    Yet, we've gotten used to this whole warm life style, that sad to say, but 69 F now feels chilly to us (well, to my wife anyway).

    Growing up, the heat didn't go on till a particular date (not sure what it was, but I'm sure it wasn't in October), it didn't matter how chilly it got in the house.

    Ahh, those were the good old days. Did I mention I walked uphill to school both ways?

  3. Ouf! I'm relieved ;-)

    It's amazing how our body can get used to cold or warm temperatures. After several months of cold temperatures, people wear t-shirts in Montreal when it's only 50F outside. But in October, when it's 50F, people wear warm jackets (like today).