It’s Been a Hard Day’s Night…And I’ve Been Working Like a Dog
It has been cold here in CT this week. No, cold isn’t the word. It has been freezing. Temps have been in the single digits and teens all week dropping below zero at night. OK, it’s no Minnesota or Alaskan Frontier winter, but still, its freaking cold, and let me tell you a quick story about that: I’m not cut out for it. So Since it was 6 degrees when I left for my first job in the morning, about 12 degrees when I was commuting between jobs, and 9 degrees when I left job two to go home for the night “looking forward to my heat” is an understatement. No really, when I left my apartment around 6:30AM there wasn’t even frost on my windshield. I’m just gonna go ahead and say that if it’s too cold for Jack Frost, it’s too cold for erinHasThoughts. It was so cold in the evening, that the contact solution in my contact case, which I left in the car for 3 hours was completely frozen when I opened it after work.
So I finally get home around 10 and my apartment is chilly. It was about 60 degrees, which trust me, is tropical compared to the outdoors, but still pretty chilly, so I cranked up the heat and popped on the TV. I was still freezing so about 25 minutes later I went to check the thermostat again…58 degrees. Wait, how is it possible that I turned my heat UP, yet it’s getting colder in here. I decided maybe, just maybe, the heat needed a little extra help since it was so frigid outside to I bumped up the temp one more time. I checked again about a half hour later…57 degrees. OK this is NOT cool. Of course this would happen to me. Come on! Let my air conditioner break in the middle of August I’ll be fine, but please, PLEASE don’t take away my heat! What, are you trying to kill me or something!?
Now don’t get me wrong, I know how lucky I am to have a home and shelter, but this ain’t no warming station, this is an apartment that I pay a lot of money to reside in…and on the coldest day of the whole year having heat is pretty essential.So I did what any other half-ice cube/half-woman would do and I called the “emergency maintenance line” to report this obvious emergency. At this point it was already about 11:30PM so I had come to the terms that I was going to have to “rough it” for the night, but HOPEFULLY by the time I get home tonight this will be fixed and I can freeze this memory right out of my head! Wish me luck!!