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My night has kind of ruined my day. First, Sir and I use Skype, since it has a video-call function. However, there was a lot of congestion on the hotel network, so the call kept dropping. He decided to take a bit of a nap and call me later, when there is less traffic on the network. This was at 10PM. At 1AM I figured his alarm wasn't getting him up, left a chat message saying I'd call at 8AM to make sure it got him up for work, at least, and headed to bed myself. Early for me, since I usually stay up from anywhere between 2AM to 4AM. Just as well, considering how the evening progressed.

I live in an apartment high-rise, and we don't control the heat. Considering it's only early October, it wasn't on last night. Too bad that it was in the 40s. Now, I'm generally easily chilled, so I have all the wool throws in the house piled on the bed. Last night my feet were so cold it was actually painful, so I pulled the heating pad into the bed with me, and found that my feet only got warm where they were touching the heating pad, any flesh not directly on it was still cold. Insert the sound of Zazen yowling impressively loudly at random intervals here (also insert me murmuring;"Isobel, would you go kill him, please?). After about an hour and a half of this it finally dawned on me that I was freezing, and curled into so tight a ball my knees were touching my forehead. So at about 3AM I got up and wrestled the comforter into its cover, replacing the cotton blanket with that, piling the wool throws on that, and made myself a cup of hot chocolate to drink while feeling sorry for myself. At about 4:30AM (insert more sounds of Zazen yowling here) I went back to bed, and managed to warm up enough to fall asleep by sunrise. I did manage to wake up to my own alarm and call Sir, who was woken by his work alarm, but better safe than sorry.

Today has held fetching the dry cleaning, some straightening up, and not much else, since I woke quite a bit later than intended, and freezing my ass off leaves me ill-slept. I want an electric blanket.

Date: 2009-10-14 08:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] wlotus.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] labyrinthnight and I just talked about how the city regulations state our landlord is completely in the right to not turn on the heat, no matter that we are freezing out tuckuses off if we aren't wearing twelve layers of clothing each. Time to pull out the space heaters, methinks. Bah.

Date: 2009-10-14 08:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] gothwalk.livejournal.com
Electric blankets are the best thing ever. Do get one, as soon as you can.

Date: 2009-10-14 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firinel.livejournal.com
Here it's actually law that the landlord not allow the heat go lower than 69° - is there anything like that there?

Date: 2009-10-14 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadegirl.livejournal.com
During heat season, residential owners with tenants are required by law to maintain an indoor temperature of at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit between 6:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. when the outdoor temperature falls below 55 degrees. Between 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M., building owners must maintain an indoor temperature of 55 degrees when the outside temperature falls below 40 degrees.

I think what's going on is that the outside temp isn't below 40, yet. Of course, my building not following the laws would actually not surprise me - it took a lawyer to remind them they *had* to let us inherit the apartment, according to their own rules.

Date: 2009-10-15 12:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bethynyc.livejournal.com
Flannel sheets! I'm always cold as well, and flannel sheets hold what little heat I put out more than regular sheets!

But yes, definitely to the electric blanket as well.

(I have control over my own heater, but I got used to these $25 gas bills!)

Date: 2009-10-15 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chorus.livejournal.com
Our apartment has its own heat control, but our thermostat is wonky (right now, for instance, it insists it's 76 in here, which I estimate is off by a minimum of 15 degrees). This is why I wear socks to bed.


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