Sunday, December 7, 2008

Just Pick One, Will You?

As I've mentioned previously, I live in the quintessential Brooklyn apartment: hellish in summer and freezing in winter. But perhaps my favourite feature is the non-stop draft. Fresh air is one thing, but for the past few weeks I've had the blinds banging furiously in all rooms due to the worn-away insulation. Every Sunday night since I've had the same epiphany- DUH. I forgot to plastic wrap the windows. Again.

Since I've been waiting for my freshly laundered blanket to be dry before heading off to bed, and the said draftiness has basically offset the blankie's readiness before, uhm, Tuesday at this point (you would think it have been blown dry by the wind, no?), I figured why don't I check the weather forecast?

Suffice it to say that I got a nice laugh once I got a look at this week's forecast. Tonight, it's -13 C. That's almost Canadian cold, people. But what got the laugh was Wednesday's high: 14 C. So in 72 hours we go from winter to spring. You gotta love New York.

Until Wednesday though, I guess I'll be lugging my mini-heater from room to room. Like now, for instance. Here's to wishing you all a good night. :=)


  1. Ugh, I am so with you. I don't mind the cold or not so cold. All I wish is for one type of weather to last longer than 72 hours. It's just annoying that there are no clear cut seasons,and I feel like I live in perpetual November from the end of September to April.

  2. It's funny that you and Barb are on the weather subject almost at the same time... I used to live in an apartment which had NO air circulation whatsoever in the summer but lots of draft in the winter.
    Stay warm!