Monday, January 12, 2009

This old house

I am feeling the need to complain for a minute. Ok you know it is sad when you find yourself each day having to put on slippers (so the cold floor doesn't seep through on your socked feet) and a sweater/hoody... to do the dishes. I love the character that this old house has, which we are renting (minus the moody kitchen drawers that are always difficult to open/close, but if you slam your hip in it really hard at various angles they usually shut in a few tries and the fact I can only use one burner on my stove), but seriously this house has no insulation! The huge front window in the Family Room feels like a whole in the wall. We have to put the heater on at 75-80 degrees just so it will hit 65 degrees. So we really crank it up each evening when we are sitting by that window on the couch. With that being said, none of the heat really gets to the kitchen-being too far away from the heater. So I find myself bundling up just to do the dishes.

Since I am already complaining, I should mention my car has gotten stuck in the ice, three times now recently... twice only last week and all have been right outside my house. Both times, I had been praying that I would be able to get the car unstuck, so I could go pick up Lydia from school, I thankfully have had a handy neighbor who last week "happened" to drive by and see my apparent need for help. I have to say he is amazing. I had been trying for like 15 minutes to shovel out and break ice from around my tires, but he always manages to do it less than 3 minutes. What! Where is the love. J/k, I don't know how he manages it so quickly though. I am baffled.

We live on the base of a mountain so our driveway is steep and slope down toward our house Thus it doubles as a mini sledding hill for our kids and you can see why I am nervous to park on it. So I park on the street.

Sorry I have been so lame and not updating my blog much lately. I'll try to find some time to add some stuff over Christmas... We went to warm Mesa Arizona! It was awesome!


Anja said...

My heater is oooollllddd as well, we finally got a space heater to put in my front room so that it warms up in there, I'm always freezing in my house too!

Julia said...

Sounds cold. I'm sitting by a drafty window now myself. Post pics of your house!