The Fire This Time

OK, so 58 degrees F is NOT really that cold.  In February,  I’d think it was warm!  But to mid-September me, still clad in shorts ‘n’ tank tops, it feels decidedly chilly .
Yes I sat on the outside porch, the “sun porch”,  reading  for a while after I finished my bike ride (during which the cold breeze was kinda ….insistent, but not too unpleasant, given the exertion involved.)

But now I’ve given in!  I’m lying on the hearth In front of a live fire!

This is MY spot.  When  we have guests,  I secretly hate anyone who usurps it.  am  Hestia here.

O Ratty, do you think they’re gonna take fire away from us?  Our first invention as humans?  The sine qua non, really,  of our species’ exodus out of Africa?

I reckon as you get old and face death, one of your major consolations must be that you wouldn’t really wanna live in the nascent world anyway.

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10 thoughts on “The Fire This Time”

  1. Leaving the courthouse this evening in Dover it was 65 degrees. I actually enjoyed my walk through beautiful, historic Dover to my car. Road all the way home with the windows up and the sun roof open. Bring on the fall!

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  2. In my line of work Hyp, the building gets heated but not cooled. Summer can be a slog. This summer was not bad. However, after sweating for several months. Working a full day and staying dry is a blessing.

    Bring on the fall, indeed, Robert.

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  3. I’ve had the windows up in the house all day here in central NC. The thermometer in the house never got above 77. I love having the windows up.

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  4. Blondie:
    I’ve had the windows up in the house all day here in central NC. The thermometer in the house never got above 77. I love having the windows up.

    I’d have the windows up here in the Piedmont, but the ragweed would kill me!

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  5. I tire of mobs of private citizens spitting in the faces of honestly indoctrinated borderless EXPERTS who would take everything from them and then safely, securely, curate the lock box.  It is time to push the button, baby! Harris/Biden! – because we all  need a stinkin’ vice precedent.

    youtu.be/fDdkzjfUnJQ

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  6. Hypatia:
    But now I’ve given in!  I’m lying on the hearth In front of a live fire!

    It is not nearly that cool here yet, but we will get a lot of use from our gas fireplace.  It is wonderful.  No messing with wood, no smoke, no muss, no fuss, no cleanup.  For most of our mild winters we can turn the thermostat down and simply heat with the fireplace.  And it works through power failures.

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  7. Phil Turmel:
    Chill rain from Sally falling on us here in Atlanta tonight.  61°.  It is too soon for us to be chilly. ):

    I know, right?   Summer was so late in coming—we had snow in May—and now it’s jacket weather again already.

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  8. Phil Turmel:
    Chill rain from Sally falling on us here in Atlanta tonight.  61°.  It is too soon for us to be chilly. ):

    Just starting here (south of Charlotte NC). Been wreaking havoc on my RA for the last 12 hours. May have to take tomorrow off. Nice and cool though.

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