Wednesday, October 17, 2012

And this is how we study...part II

Autumn has come to New Haven.  It now routinely goes down to about 40 degrees at night, and tops out around 55 or 60 during the day.  Making a long story extremely short, we're too poor to turn the heat on.  I'm not going to think about what we're going to do in January.  But for now, what we do is this...

Slippers.  Socks, two pairs.  Thick sweatpants.  Undershirt, long-sleeve shirt, sweatshirt.  Fleece bathrobe.  Blanket.  Fingerless gloves (because I still need to type).  Hat.  Periodic trips to the bathroom that involve lots of jumping to restart blood pumping to frozen extremities.  And spending lots of time at school and at the hospital where the cost of heat has already been absorbed by my loans.

Sleeping is a whole other issue.  Let's put it this way, sometimes we fight about who gets to have the cats on their bed because of the snuggling warmth they provide.

Stay warm, everyone!


Anonymous said...

reminds me of late fall 4am crew practice when I would wear as many socks as my shoes would allow, 7 pairs of pants, 5-6 shirts/sweaters, 2 jackets, 2-3 scarves and hats, 2 pairs of gloves inside mittens, and still nearly froze to death. of course, i learned this one much later: hot water bottle = magic!

Cait said...

Ohhh, I still remember you, all bundled up! I don't know how you coxswains did it, I really don't. I used my 15 pound cat as a water bottle at night and it's AMAZING.