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Chilly - Mark's Journal
44 degrees right now? I was thinking yesterday that we've had snow earlier in the season than this, but it still feels early for it to be this cool.

Somehow I doubt I'll need to cool the house again this year, and with the heat having kicked in for a few mornings, I decided it was time I closed the storm windows over the screens in the bedroom. I think I already closed the storm windows in the guestroom a few weeks ago, but I suppose I should check later. (The air conditioner came out of the living room window a few weeks ago. I really only needed it for a few days this summer.)

At some point, I really also ought to put up proper curtains in addition to the blinds. I have a feeling they would pay for themselves pretty quickly in heat savings. It just seems like way too much work. What can I say? I'm lazy.

Even though yesterday was pretty grey, it wasn't too cold, which was nice both for the Sagan Planet Walk clean-up session, and for the football tailgating and game. Unfortunately, I saw the half of the game that Cornell didn't look so hot in, but that's life. Today was gorgeous and sunny, and I got out for a little bit, but spent most of the day inside. Did some catching up on the TiVo, and some tidying. I've accumulated several weeks worth of stuff lying around, and I need to get rid of it all so the Roomba can vacuum the living room!

43 degrees. I guess it was chillier the other night, but didn't feel like it! Thank goodness for tiger blankets.

Current Music: "Prime Suspect"

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angielabrie From: angielabrie Date: October 24th, 2011 02:17 am (UTC) (Link)
It's been warm in my neck of the woods, too! Usually, mornings are very cool this time of year, but I haven't used my car heater at all.
kitchenqueen From: kitchenqueen Date: October 24th, 2011 11:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm currently showing a temperature of 50 degrees. It's been an unseasonably warm fall, and my birch tree in the front yard and the red maple in the backyard still have mostly green leaves.
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: October 24th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Curtains !

Curtains help, but not unless they are made of a heavy enough material. The ones that have rubber backing on them are very good, but expensive ... roman shades also are pretty good, again if they're made from something heavier, and they are easier to mount to your windows.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: October 24th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Curtains !

Thanks, but those don't look sufficiently different from the blinds to be helpful in the insulation department! (They do look prettier, at least.)

Even closing the blinds at night makes an appreciable difference in how much cool air I feel coming off the windows, so I figure adding another insulating layer to keep the cooler air from circulating has to help.
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: October 24th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Curtains !

The more insulation the better, I always say ! :-))
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