Cool Indoors

There was a bit of light in the sky this morning, when Attila left for work; I could see him to wave goodbye.

Pretty With An Edge -26C
Pretty With An Edge -26C

The outdoor temperature is -26C, getting warmer.  The indoor temperature is 16C in the warmest part of the house, right beside the masonry heater.  After Attila left I spent ten minutes before the fire, warming my clothes before dressing for the day.  When it is cool indoors it is very important not to allow yourself to become chilled.  I am wearing the same clothes I wore yesterday, plus my fingerless gloves.  The temperature outdoors should rise steadily during the day; the temperature indoors will follow suit. By tomorrow Attila will restore cozy. Mist adores Attila, with good reason.

During the last week I’ve left the house for a total of three hours. This is a problem, as the longer the isolation, the more painful it becomes to venture forth from home and participate in the world. One week of isolation is my threshold, after that venturing forth becomes a source of anxiety. Luckily I have a job interview tomorrow, and after that I am scheduled to work for a few days at the end of this week. My anxiety at venturing forth after isolation is mixed with the anxiety of performing well on a job interview; all the anxiety is dealt with in one single experience! Then I’m good to go for the rest of the week.

I tried to purchase a book from Kobo today, but ran into a glitch. They charged my credit card, but no link to download the book was provided. I immediately called about my concern and they have acknowledge this by sending me an email with a ticket number. It will be interesting to see how long it takes them to resolve this issue.

Caitrìona called from Florida this morning for a short chat; it was wonderful to hear her voice!

Worldly Distractions


-26 °C
Condition: Clear
Pressure: 103.1 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: -26.0°C
Dewpoint: -30.1°C
Humidity: 69 %
Wind: SE 8 km/h
Wind Chill: -33


“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”
Eddie Rickenbacker
1890 – 1973