Friday, October 16, 2009


Still not wearing socks but have gone to DEFCON 2 in response to the chill in the air.

This morning I changed our bed linen from cool cotton to more soft and cuddly jersey cotton. When it gets even colder we’ll raise the response level by switching to polartec sheets (much warmer than flannel).

Around the house during the daytime I wear a sweater all the time. Gilda says I should raise the heat to 67 degrees, but I am reluctant to burn the extra oil, though she counters that it might actually save oil to keep a constant temperature in the house.

During the summer I was able to resist running the air conditioner just for myself. But the chill and cold of autumn and winter may well erode my resolve. It’s hard to type when your fingers are shaking.