Friday, June 25, 2010

On keeping cool and heating a house

Well, needless to say I did NOT get the front porch painted when it was 87 outside the other day. What can I say, I've never been one to jump the gun. It's been in the mid 90s outside since.

I did buy the paint, and I'm just waiting for the gods of summertime to get the temperatures down below 90. A quick peek on says it will be 80 on Thursday. 80! Did you read that (of course you did). Let me stress it one more time...aaaaaay-tee. It's hard to ask for anything much more pleasant than that in July in Maryland.

And what am I doing Thursday? I'm probably working. ::sigh:: Ain't it always the way?

I can see that what I'm going to end up doing is A) painting in the heat and being generally miserable while doing it or B) busting out the work lights and painting after the sun goes down, when it's cooler, but of course making the house look like the Starship Painter-prise from the outside. I can just see my neighbors now; looking out their windows thinking "what on earth is going on over at THAT house? Weirdos..."

Get used to it Neighbors, we are pretty weird.

Although, on the subject of weird neighbors, there's a pretty awesome feud going on between two houses in the neighborhood. One house has a huge banner (that they clearly had professionally printed) saying "CHIMNEY SMOKE KILLS NEIGHBORS" while the guy across the street from him has spray painted "PAY MY HEATING BILL AND WE STOP BURNING" on a sheet of plywood and propped it up in his yard. This has been going on for nearly a year now. Personally, I'm on the side of the guy burning wood in his fireplace. But then I like the smell of woodsmoke when the weather gets cool. 


  1. I LOVE those neighbors! I meant to take pictures when I was down there to post on Passive Aggressive Notes (because really, could it be more passive-aggressive?), but I did not. Next time. P.S. This is Emma

  2. I live near you and those two have been arguing over the chimney smoke thing for over 20 years! Yikes