Thursday Thoughts ~ 2/18/21

Aaaaaahhhhhh! Calgon take me away. Ugh!

B got it right. We’re all cooped up. Cabin fever was bound to get us sooner or later. For almost a year now with this pandemic we’ve altered our interactions. But this even more intense winter lockdown was the ignition point to fuel the fever. Damn it’s hot in here … inside my brain.

I’m hanging on by a thread. Grateful for all we have which is quite a bit actually. We had water at the worst of it, then the pressure dropped, then the trickle dried up. Now we have heat but no water. Several have been without heat for days. Worse yet people without both also for days. They predict more snow but with temps in the 40s we might escape the love fest that happened on Valentines night.

I remember being cold at home growing up because we did not have central heat. We did have a precursor to central heat which was an electric wall heater that warned only the hallway it was in. This was in addition to a gas heater which was pulled out only during winter and kept in the corner of our den. That kept us warm during the day but we’d have to turn it off at night for safety sake. I mean it was actual flames keeping us all cozy. I have memories of taking my pillow and blanket off my bed to go sleep on the floor right in front of the wall heater. Back then I could sleep anywhere and I did. I tried to make a nest all comfy but really it was a hard linoleum floor.

Not sure why that is a fond memory and this … what we’re going through now is nothing but a nightmare. Wake me when this is over. Right now I’m going to try to get a little more sleep.

As always more to come.

17 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts ~ 2/18/21

  1. My grandparents had propane stoves for heating. One in the living room and one in the bathroom. Their bed was in the living room for my entire life. There was no heat in the rest of the house or other bedrooms. The cook stove was fueled by propane too and heated up the kitchen quite well and my grandmother cooked or baked all day long. Summers were brutal because there was no AC. A watercooler unit was in the window in the living room. To make it cool, someone had to go add water to it with the hose. Fond memory….kinda but brutal!

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    1. Ok now this is a weird coincidence. My grandma’s bed was in the living room too. She only every had the wood stove for heat. No AC or water cooler. I remember the bitter cold at her house when we visited for Christmas but for some reason I don’t remember the heat during the summer. Maybe because we’d be outside. swimming in the tank or under the shade trees sipping lemonade. Also I always seem to remember her front porch catching the breeze. Awww more fond yet sometimes brutal memories.

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      1. The tank! For those who might be reading this…the tank is a pond in Texas. LOL! Guess having the bed in the living room in those days in country towns in Texas was a thing! We were always outside too. Me and 3 boy cousins my age, building tree houses, playing football and playing with cars in the dirt. Plus a large gutted tractor tire that we curled up in and pushed each other down the hill. Awe…those were the days! 🙂

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  2. I know, right?!! This is not fun, but at least for me, a bit more bearable than Monday when the power was out. Hang in there girl, Texas will warm to the point of Africa hot soon enough!

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