Yesterday, it rained on and off all day. Of course I had to work outside in it. Let me tell you: Cold (we were in the low 70’s) temperatures + arthritis in a manual labor job does not = a good day. I ended up running the hot water heater empty in the shower trying to get my joints functional to partake in my at-home manual labor work.
I know, I’m whining when I shouldn’t be. After all, there are many who have it worse.
Take, for example Franky and Pablo.
While yesterday the windows were closed, and the respirations of 14 dogs were enough to keep the house bearably warm, today I deliberately opened the windows before I left for work.
How cruel of me! I don’t think we even reached 70 today, and with the windows open there was no way The Horde could properly ‘self heat’ the house!
I came home to the pitiful sight of Franky and Pablo, shivering uncontrollably. Franky was near death, crying from the cold. (For the record, that was a couple hours ago, and as of the writing of this, the outside temperature is 60 as the sun is going down).
So what if Mom has to work in unholy weather conditions ranging from 100+ degrees in the blazing sun in the summer to barely 32 degrees with occasional misty rain in the winter, what is MORE important is that the boys are comfortable!