Mundane Doesn't Describe It

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I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting. Mark Twain, Hard work doesn't harm anyone, but I do not want to take any chances. - Unknown, I am retired and have tried to do as little as possible - slowly. Me.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Yaaaaaaay! Winter Is Here!

Mary was laughing the other day when I commented that I wanted snow. I guess from 1989 when I transferred back from Germany to Texas that I’ve been continually in hot weather. So I guess you could say that I’ve been acclimated to living down South again. Although I don’t like really hot weather, I do like really cold weather. I’ve always been that way in liking winter over summer.

I have seen why old people prefer moving down South instead of living in frigid climates. I’ve noticed since I’ve gotten older that when winter gets here there are a few aches and pains that always show up. So as much as I prefer cold weather, I still like a very warm house.

I still try to understand how my Grandparents and before them could take this weather. As I’ve said before, air conditioning is a necessity down here. Plus fire places during the winter are nice, but when it’s really cold, central heating is also a must. I’ve thought from time to time that people back then were sturdier than we are now. However, I don’t believe that’s true. It’s all in what you’re used to. I think if A/C and central heat were invented 200 years ago, that my Grandparents would have wonder how people survived without it.

My reason for liking cold weather is that it always makes me more active. I know, I know. Me and the word active just don’t seem to fit together. So I’ll say it makes me less slackerly. I mean I do expend energy when I get up to turn the thermostat up. That’s at least a 20-foot round trip from my chair. Alas this winter we’ve decided to start using the fireplaces again. So to be even less slackerly, I’ll be toting in wood and cleaning out the ashes. So I’ll keep wondering how people made it before and not die from exhaustion from toting all that wood. The things we do to stay warm.

Everyone take care

FM

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