A Touch of Cabin Fever

The week has been bitter cold, with day-time temperatures dipping into the mid negative 20s, with the windchill nearing -40. I don’t even want to get into the nighttime temperatures! I went for a quick walk on Monday afternoon, but heeded the frostbite warning the last two days and limited my outdoor time to running around between my buildings. I’ve also had a huge transcription project the last three days that ate up the rest of my days. So I haven’t had much of a change of scenery for four days. Today, it’s a balmy-feeling -18, so I’ve decided to walk the two blocks to Montana’s for dinner!

In the RV, having to do several days of hard work with no real opportunity to go outside hasn’t made me feel claustrophobic. I get to prepare and have my meals in another room and at the end of the day, I can retire to the front room to decompress before moving to the loft. In The Apartment, I have to stare at the same four walls all day. It’s slowly becoming an insufferable situation. While I am thrilled to be in a warm place this week, I am very glad I only have about eight weeks left to go before I can move back home. This winter has proven to me that it is the number of rooms in my home, not the square footage, that determines how happily I can live there. If I had to stay on in Lethbridge in The Apartment for any longer, I would be quite content to remain there, but I would get furniture that would allow me to separate my spaces. Not that I need to think about that!

One of the things that I will doubly appreciate when I return to Miranda is the fridge. Do you housebound folks have any idea how LOUD a compression fridge is?!

In other news, a tenant must have noticed that I was working late this aftenoon and brought me a cup of tea and a slice of banana cream pie. There are perks to working here. 🙂

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5 Comments

  • Rea,

    Are those outrageous temps in Fahrenheit or Celsius? I can’t imagine functioning in those conditions in either measurement.

    It was only 64 degrees (Fahrenheit) here today and I almost had to put a jacket on to go shopping. I did still were shorts though, I haven’t worn long pants in almost twenty years!

    Yes, a home refer and lots of other stuff makes noise when you are not used to it.

  • The tea was a nice bit of comfort on a cold day. I find your feelings about rooms vs square footage. One thing I like about our Alfa is the feeling of separate spaces in the bedroom, bath and living areas.

  • Gary, I’m in Canada, so I use real degrees. 😉 Those temps are perfectly normal for what I’m used to. Life goes on.

    Merikay, what I love most about Miranda is that she actually has rooms, not just separate spaces.

  • Mmm. Banana cream. I like your neighbor. 🙂

  • Linda, it was my first time having banana cream pie!

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