« Duke Quote with Cleveland ConnectionNimble and Agile Fishwrappers »

I Live in Cleveland and It's Brisk

12/06/05 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi

I've been stuck at home this morning because my poor 1999 Honda Civic wouldn't start in the single digit temperature. Apparently,it misses the nice garage that it used to live in for the last six years, and I had to reschedule a doctor's appointment and miss a few coffee visits because of it.

Now I'm not complaining about the cold. I CHOSE to live in Cleveland. I knew what I was getting into here. But maybe my landlords should pay attention to the next few pictures I took this morning around 11:00am.

I live in an upstairs apartment in a 1881 house in the historic neighborhood of Tremont. The apartment is a little chilly, I set the thermostat at 65 F.

This is a thermometer leaning against one of summer hats in the downstairs entryway of my apartment. "So what?" you ask. Let's look a little closer.

You may begin to notice the little red line in the middle of the thermometer. That is the mercury and it seems a little low on the scale. Let's see how low.

Yes folks, the temperature of my entryway near midday is 38 degrees F, around 3 degrees C. Yup, I have a refrigerator for a front door.

I don't blame my aging Civic for not wanting to get up this morning.


1 comment

Comment from: Dawn [Visitor]
DawnHi Steve,
Do you pay your own heat bill? 65 sounds like beach weather compared to my place. Thank God for Patagonia capilene!
If your car craps out like that and you have appointments to make give me a call, I'm often not using my car and you're welcome to use it. Always starts, eventually anyway. You might try bringing your battery in at night if this continues to be a problem. I'm sure more cold nights are ahead.

12/07/05 @ 22:21