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Monday, November 25, 2013

In My Bedroom

grasshopper on sheers
 
 
After exbf left at 5 pm on Friday, I was so tired that when I found this grasshopper on the sheers, I just got into the bed and slept. Ordinarily, I would shriek and immediately take him outside.
 
Saturday and Sunday night, the grasshopper was still there. It think it is too cold to move. Tomorrow, it will be chicken fare.
 
Spiders always come inside, but this is the first grasshopper that I can remember having taken refuge in here.
 
My bedroom is frigid, but I stayed warm as fresh toast once I got settled in with a blanket for my head and three for my body, socks, pants, t-shirt, and sweatshirt. Last night, I was so comfortable that I slept from 2 am until 1:30 pm. I assume I am finally getting over the horrid Oct bronchitis that has lingered. Plus, I could never get warm, so woke up too many times. Today, I am rested...lol.
 
Your turn
Have any outdoors critters taken refuge in your house? Do you live in a very cold house?
 
 

13 comments:

  1. This house has cold spots but generally, no it's pretty warm for an old house. I mean it's over 100 years old. I can't sleep in a warm room anyway. We get squirrels in our loft but so far they haven't made it out of there and downstairs yet!

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    1. LL Cool Joe,
      This house is 111 years old, falling down, no insulation, no heat. I don't want a warm bedroom, just not a damp, frigid room. The squirrels will ruin your house, chew wires and cause fire. Get them out even if you are willing to share.

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  2. Downstairs we keep at 68.........but the upstairs, where we sleep, is unheated. I think sleeping in a cold room provides a much more restful sleep. I just pile on the quilts. It sure is hard to get out from that warmth, though......

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    1. Sue,
      I would consider it balmy at 68. It's more like 50 and damp in here, colder in the bedroom! You are so right about it being difficult to get out of a warm bed.

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  3. I keep my house pretty chilly. Turning on the heat is too expensive! I want to ask a favor of you: Could you please send me a birthday card for my (former) mother-in-law, Margaret? Details are in my blog post for today.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. This house is not too bad, but one we lived in years ago was cold and damp. In winter frost would settle on our blankets at night. I prefer it cold to hot, but that was taking it toooo far.
    We get moths, beetles and the occasional mouse in the house. The cats deal with all of them. One of my brothers had a small bat in his house.

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    1. EC,
      That is taking it too far. This one is taking it too far, also. I think 43 F and humidity inside is too much to bear. There are days a cat could work hard in here. A bat--too much...lol.

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  5. I love a cold house! Ours is fairly warm as we heat with wood, but I open a window ti sleep. (Don't see $$$ flying out with wood as U would if we used the heat pump.) The pnw rarely gets hard freezes. I grew up in New England...think 19 degree days in December. Parents heated with oil. Thermostats was kept at 64 daytime, 58 night. (If that high.) Must be why I like a cool house.

    When we lived in Texas, my husband and I would find lizards on the wall of the house by the pool. A few times we would find them in the house. They were sort of cute.

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    1. Meg B.,
      It can get too cold and damp for me even though I, too, prefer coldness to excessive heat that suffocates me. My bedroom windows not only leak, but one will not close properly, so there is plenty of ventilation. As long as lizards don't crawl on me, I am okay, but I would still escort them out of the house.

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  6. Every winter 6 or 8 ladybugs settle down in a cool outside corner of our mud room. Our house isn't terribly cold anymore. When we moved here 7 years ago it would cool down to about 41*F until we lit the morning fire. Now we have electric back up set to kick in at 59*F. Much more comfortable to wake up to. :-)

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  7. Sue,
    It seems 43F is the highest it goes without heat. One day, it stayed 43 unless I were right in front of the heater. I would love 59F!

    The other day, I was cooking and a ladybug was very active on the kitchen counter. I allowed her to run around until I found her in food twice. So, she got a ride to the outdoors.

    I would love to awake in comfort just one morning in the winter!

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