rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

Big Chill Day Four

Sunrise was just a paling of the clouds until about ten o'clock, when they began to break up just a bit. There was about four or five inches of snow on the ground. It was powdery, and the day remained cold enough that there was very little diminution of it by sunset. In fact, quite a bit clung to the tree branches all day. Some of it froze in place on the lilac bush, making it seem as though the plant had bloomed with ice instead of flowers.

I didn't even bother to try shoveling a path down the driveway. I don't know if I got any mail or not, and I won't find out until Monday. My shopping trip has been postponed until then, so I'll shovel then, and I'll try to remember to check the mailbox. I'll also need the path to roll the wheelie bin out to the street for Tuesday trash pickup, and I've got an appointment with the chiropractor on Tuesday as well. It's going to stay cold, though, so I don't expect that the snow will be much diminished by Monday, and the amount of shoveling needed will probably still be considerable.

The power has remained on. I haven't even noticed any flickers, as from power surges. This afternoon I thought that the cable had gone out, but it turned out that Portia had only unplugged the television. I checked the telephone in the kitchen and she had unplugged that as well. She does love to play with cords.

Firefox turns out to be way slower at most things that Opera was. I've had to make Firefox my default browser instead of Chrome, because it turns out that Chrome doesn't have a "Search Text" feature. Oddly, though Firefox is vastly slower than Opera for most tasks, it's text search is way faster than Opera's. The Computer giveth and the Computer taketh away.

I slept most of the day. Even with the thermostat set at 66 degrees the house felt cold because it remains drafty despite the weatherstripping installed around the doors a couple of years ago. I stayed on the couch under a nice blanket, with my hoodie pulled over my head. When I woke up I had hot soup and some toasted French bread for dinner. I'll try to sleep again later. It's always a bit easier to sleep in cold weather. I think I'll make some hot chocolate first, though. I bought four cans of cocoa powder when it was on sale recently, and there's plenty of milk left. I'm sure there's something to watch on television, as long as Portia doesn't pull the plug again.

I wonder if I could train her to pull the plug on the television when I go to sleep without turning it off?

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