Thursday, September 25, 2008

Gas and Weatherization

This morning I embarked upon weatherizing the bathroom (I'll get back to this) and was on a ladder when Sabine came in to sniff everything and make sure there were no squirrels hiding in there. As she was shuffling around she let out this little squeaky fart, which is not unusual at all because my dog farts all the time. What was absolutely hysterical is that she immediately whipped around to look at her butt, with this puzzled look on her face, as if to say "where did that come from? Is there a squirrel in there?" I nearly fell off the ladder I was laughing so hard.

Now, back to weatherization. I figure I should explain since the majority of my readers live in Arizona. Up here we have these things called seasons. I think in Arizona you call them Hot Months, Unbearably Hot Months, Monsoon and Perfect Weather. Here in Oregon we have different seasons : Rainy, Rainy & Sweltering, Rainy & Cold and Rainy, Cold & Dark. To prepare for the last two we embark on a week long process of preparing to not freeze to death. Some people have the money to afford storm windows and insulation. For the rest of us, we use caulk to seal all the windows shut, then "shrink wrap" them with sheets of plastic and invest in blankets. It's really fun and a great way to waste money on things in the hopes of not having a $200 heating bill, although it never works.


stedman said...

there is actually the 5th season, between rainy and sweltering and rainy and cold, called august. it is also called the mystery season: could be hot, cool, sunny, gray, muggy or perfect. in one week. did you remember to change your furnace filter? and where did you get your shrink wrap because i need some.....

Just Jenn said...

Maybe the cute guy in your class could cuddle with you to keep you warm? ;^)

If not can we do coffee when I can stand again? I missed you this week!