Nov 7, 2008

Cooler

The temperatures have turned cooler here in Hooterville. The highs are in the 70s and the lows in the 40s. It is good gardening weather. We have also had a rash of cooler weather-driven shoppers in the hardware store. During the decades of low energy prices, chiefly the 50s through the 70s, the home builders in Hooterville didn't worry much about insulating houses. Heck, if it was cold in the house, just crank up the heat. It was cheap. Many of the homes are brick or block with no wall insulation at all. Even the roof insulation was minimal. Our store is in a lower income area and many of the houses date to the 50s or earlier. When temps drop, it gets mighty cool inside. We had a run on electric heaters, furnace filters and things like fuses today. Mrs. Sneed and I went to one of our favorite restaurants tonight and sat on the patio. The food was great, but it was a bit cold and we wished we had worn jackets. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

9 comments:

Karen said...

Last weekend it was in the high 70s here and I was wearing shorts. This weekend, I'm bundled up like an Eskimo. I think fall has finally arrived...

Squirrel said...

It was 66 degrees in Nyack today. Cloudy but really nice. I wore a light jacket. Soon it will plummet into the 50's, but I like all weather. Variety.

Megan said...

Color me jealous...

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

I love the fall... and the briskness!

Reya Mellicker said...

So glad it's finally cooling down. What a relief.

Kurt said...

It's been overcast every day this week. ugh.

Steve said...

This must be a refreshing change, Merle! I'm surprised they built houses there with no insulation -- the desert often gets cool at night, doesn't it?

bella rum said...

Rainy and chilly for the past three days here. Beautiful rose.

bitchlet said...

Its 31*C here. Hot and Humid.