10-15-2010 12:46 PM
Another "cool" front blew through Indy last night with a reinforcing short of cool air. Lots of wind and temps today in the 60's. Maybe some light frost tomorrow. We are still way down in the rainfall department but we got half an inch Wed. afternoon and that was as much as we received in all of August!
10-20-2010 1:47 PM
Glad you have Charlie to guide you around when the solvent work on your brain cells. I spent the morning in the attic adding R-30 insulation. The attic will be useless except right beside the pull down stairs. The attic is not high enough to stand up anywhere. If I put every where you can forget about even rerouting or adding electrical wiring. I plan to leave a path down the middle for future repairs. It will take a few more cool mornings to finish.
10-20-2010 8:59 PM
LOL SKP, in Charlie being my guide/service dog. Did read those solvent warnings and the first thing to go is your memory. Did you say something about an attic?
Holy cow, R-30 insulation in a warm weather state? You must be protecting from the heat as well as the cold. Did you buy the real itchy stuff? It's my understanding the real itchy fiberglass insulation they used to sell was changed where it's not too bad. The old fiberglass and my skin/eyes don't like each other at all. Seems like the past couple attics I've been in lately (my son's house and mine) you couldn't stand up either. A real pain.
Was 65 and sunny today. Had the wood stove going with a slow fire and windows wide open. Fan on too which helped pull the new paint fumes out.
Sealed the upstairs windows today and used the old gummy rope caulk (Mortite) instead of solvent based caulking. No where for the fumes to go and didn't want to make Missy, my cat who lives up there, sick. Was also thinking about myself.
Cold front rolling thought tonight and daytime temps will only be in the mid 50's. Mid 30's at night. Windy here and it's raining leaves..
10-21-2010 6:05 AM
I have a heat pump and the electric bill only goes just above $200 twice a year. Once in summer and once in winter. That is balanced by a couple below $100 in sping and fall. For some reason the noise of the heat pump bothers my sleep in the winter but not in the summer. I did not feel sore when I went to bed but old age announced itself when I started to get out of bed this morning.
Well back to the attic this morning. I will order the wheelchair for tomorrow morning. Will be glad to be back at work Monday so I can give my body some rest. Did I use that 4 letter word that starts with w.
To answer your question the heat is worse then the cold.
10-21-2010 9:09 PM
Been 90 most days and still warm enough to run the A/C at night, so that's good.
Still dry as a bone here, pollen and dust everywhere! (no tumbleweeds yet, waiting for those to roll down from Dallas)
10-22-2010 5:17 AM
Still in the 90's, must be nice. Think you guys deserve some tumbleweeds.
28 at 7am and colder than heck. Covered my impatiens again because calling for heavy frost. If the ground warmth didn't keeping them from freezing they're gone. Oh well, it's inevitable.
It hit 32 last week but not really a hard freeze. We'll have to see if this morning's 28 degree temps bring in the swarms of lady beetles as it warms up. Supposed to be sunny and in the mid 70's this weekend. I'm beginning to wonder if the really hot/dry conditions didn't keep the beetles numbers down this year. That would be nice.
At least the living room's toasty at 80 with the wood stove going. Need to get the humidifiers back out quick since really dries things out. Looking forward to the static electricity building up in the carpet as you walk. Gives you a shock on everything metal you touch.
10-22-2010 6:00 AM
Scattered frost this morning away from the city (Chicago). Still very dry, supposed to be warmer and rainy this weekend.
Here's what the NWS is predicting the winter to be in the US. http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20101021_winteroutlook.html
10-22-2010 9:58 AM
Guess the cold will make it down here soon. Supposed to rain today, has in some areas, just not here. Need it to hold off so I can patch some brick mortar!
10-22-2010 10:30 AM
I saw on the news today that temps will be a lot warmer this winter. La Nina (hope thats right) is causing the gulf stream to stay higher this winter. I guess its a theory anyway. Grain of salt anybody?
10-22-2010 10:42 AM
Same thing about a warmer winter is in jfw's "noaanews" link 2 posts above.
Hot Summer = cold Winter. Who knows??
10-22-2010 11:05 AM
She is a cat, a former outdoor one that liked hunting squirrels.
Our photos are all gone on this site, or you could see her.
10-22-2010 11:17 AM
We have a cat named Belle as well. Has never been a squirrel hunter, though she does occasionally show an interest in them when they're on the deck.