There's a good view southward from my back yard, and had it not been so cold out I would have stayed out and watched that sunset until it faded into night. As it was, I had to bring my freezing ears indoors after just a few minutes. Sadly, the only windows on the south side of my house provide only a view of the house next door, so that was the end of my viewing.
My PG&E bill arrived and, as I'd feared it might, it nosed $200, which is fifty dollars or more above my usual December bill. I might be shuddering at the thought of January's bill, but I'm unable to tell because I lowered the thermostat another two degrees and can't tell if that's a shudder I'm experiencing, or just a shiver from the chill in the room.
I'm about to move myself into the living room to watch television from under my blankets, but first I must take the trash wheelie bins out to the street. Bonus: After a minute or two out there the house might not seem so cold for a while. In a Sierra piedmont winter one must be thankful for such small favors.