Wednesday, October 22, 2008

First frost, bullets of weird green

It's 34 degrees outside and we had our first frost. I brought in most of the houseplants, but not all of them, and I did not cover the tomatoes, zucchinis and other garden plants, so I will have to wait and see if they survived or are gone. The broccoli should make it.

  • We haven't turned our furnace on yet. I don't think it's that cold in here, but PB has been complaining bitterly. He stands in his boxers saying it's cold, it's cold. I say, when I am cold, I put on a sweater. He hangs over me, gets in my face while I am trying to work, harping on turning on the furnace. He wants it to be warm enough to be as close to naked as possible. I think that's unenvironmental and unhealthy. I tell him, go talk to your Dad.
  • PB wants a ride to school because it's cold outside. I say, wait til it snows. We live in a decadent neighborhood where most of the parents drive their kids to school every day. We think it's unhealthy and unenvironmental to do that and have decided not to. He thinks we're monsters. I feel a little guilty until I think of all the wasted gas and him turning into a lazy slug.
  • In the spirit of reduce, reuse, recycle, I have reduced my usage of shampoo and conditioner to about a third of what I used to use and the results seem to be just as good. YAY!


BerryBird said...

What kind of kid wants to hang out nekkid with his parents? I hope the shivering warms him up.

BerryBird said...

Oh, and how funny that you had your first frost today -- we had our first snow today.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

They wimped out and turned on the heat (low)--first time this year.

AND he's running around in his boxers.

bluerose9062 said...

I usually turn the heat on when it hits 34 degrees, but that probably won't be until December, and I will be wearing several layers indoors when I do. Last week was the first week I didn't need A/C [didn't get above 85 degrees]. Yea!