Depending on when you read this post, the temperature panel over on the right side of my blog site may amaze you or, if a couple of days have passed, simply puzzle you as to why I'm writing this post in the first place.
The forecast cold snap arrived overnight with a vengeance and I needed an electric blanket on my bed. We awoke to a living room where the temp was 49F (9C) and although we've known it was coming for over a week now, it was still a shock. Deb just opened the fridge door to help warm up the room !! We're passing Pixie around as she's the nearest to a hot water bottle we have here. I'm on my 7th cup of coffee as the mug warms my hands. My feet are resting on ice cubes to warm them up. I'm surfing porn sites so my laptop will heat up too.
Yes we have a furnace but when we bought the place just over a year ago, the previous owners told us they'd not used it for years and it would have to be serviced before we used it. A furnace ? In Florida ? Nah.....we'll save a few $$$'s too by never using it !!
Damn our penny pinching ways.
I realise this is wimpy talk as the rest of the northern hemisphere countries, including even 99% of America, have had MUCH lower temps for some time. Jeez these temps would seem positively balmy for the folks in N. Dakota, Maine and numerous other states close to the Canadian border.
But come on. We're in south central Florida for goodness sake. The area is full of orange groves just outside the park. Probably not anymore. Oranges and frost don't go together. They were spraying water on them to try and ward it off.
I'd have to think it should be a good day to get free roadside chilled orange drinks though !
I'm off to fire up the bbq and climb up inside it. Can someone turn me over after 20 minutes ???