Monday, June 30, 2008

ya know what's weird..???

..Oh stop it....... I see you pointing at your computer screen and smirking..

...not me...exactaly..

It's my house.

Weird things happen inside of it. Let me explain..

In an attempt to be energy-conscious, we do try to keep the heat at an appropriate level during the cold winter months. For energy-counciousness...yeah.....uh huh.....oh , and my Mother-in-law's comfort of course...

Mr. B and I like it on the cool side...like waking up and finding snow on the windowsill...inside..

All snuggly under the covers with our noses cold..yepeprs that's us.

So, to be fair to the pups and Mother-in-law (and to keep them alive) we keep the temp at about 68 -70 degrees. It's hard to see them all bundled up for dinner...


"winter attire" at our house..


If we set it at 73 , we'd be hot - no covers for us...Sooo, a warmish 70 degrees...

Then summer comes and it's hot hot hot. So we crank up the air-conditioning unit (the big-ol-tricked-out one we just put in..) We set it at a comfortable 73 degrees. And it's chilly...here comes the covers again...Hmmm..


Our "summer attire"...


The same 73 degrees that would roast us in the winter is chilly in the summer?

Then there's the whole "time-zone" thingy. I set all digital clocks for the same time. But it can be 5 - 8 minutes between the front room and the kitchen. And, in the kitchen I have a digital read-out on the stove top, the microwave above it and the kitchen radio on the left of it. All within a few inches or so...and all different times.

I can just see going into work and saying "well, I was on time when I left the stove-top..but I had to stop by the bedroom to pick up my watch and whadda know, I was 10 minutes late!

Oh, not to worry - the clock in the car is on another time zone altogether.

But that's OK, because in my car, it is a wintry 63 degrees -

..maybe we'll have snow on the window before I get to work...

...probably why I feel so old sometimes. After all I've had several more winters and summers than most....

But that's OK too. After all, I've got the time....at least in some part of the house.

And don't even get me started on daylight-savings-time......

-me - oh, and yes, I am ready for my cheese with my whine....thankyouverymuch...

8 comments:

Betty said...

Love your clocks! The sayings are just so fun! You would fit right in with most of the folks I know...wanting cool, cool, cool. I guess we've found something we don't have in common...I want it hot, hot, hot!

Stay cool and enjoy your visit with Kathy, Bruce and Daisy! Love ya.

Jan said...

Yeah, well....we keep the thermostat at a chilly 68 or so in the winter and a blistering 80 in the summer! I can deal with the cooler side in the winter because, lets face it, I live in AZ and it really isn't gonna be that cold...not even up here in the almost mountains! But that 80 degree setting in the summer is for the birds! But when I get our $300+ electric bill, I quit my griping! I HAVE to move somewhere comfortable all year round! : )
Have a great week and I'll visit when I get back!
Hugs...
Jan

Charmingdesigns said...

Your mind does work in mysterious ways! I love it! I'm having a little giveaway, please come and visit Laurie

white o'morn cottage said...

Yes, I have noticed that phenon..phenemon...phoneamon...weird thing too.

Mary said...

Ha....my clocks are all different too. I know my clock in the car is the same as the one at work but the one on the stove is set to hubbys work clock and truck clock. The bad thing is, when the power goes out, we're all screwed!

Pen Pen said...

That clock thing is a bummer. As hard as I try to set my watch by the clock at work, one of them always seems to change.

Julie said...

Whaddya know, it's a different time zone inside MY car too!

Here in ND they call Daylight Savings Time fast time and Standard Time slow time.

Laurie & Chris said...

Trying to get caught up on my blog reading. It looks like you have been very busy.