We don’t have heating at work. Well, we do, but we don’t have any in the room I use. The front has a so-called air-conditioning system, which blows warm air in summer and then in winter blows out warm air. I suspect that the air is the same temperature when it emerges, but feels either slightly cold or slightly warm according to the room temperature.
In the back room we have an oil-filled radiator, but that is set to stop the back room becoming damp rather than make life more bearable for the downtrodden staff.
Fortunately, I had enough sense to dress in four layers this morning, which became five layers when I added a fleece to the ensemble. I also had a coat with me, but didn’t need that. There is, as they say, no such thing as bad weather (even inside!), just inappropriate clothing.
You can tell we’ve been having a cold snap because there is ice in some of the nooks and crannies of the car that has been there since the beginning of the week. When I started the car this evening at 5.00 it was already below freezing, and I’m not sure if it had been much above that all day.
The day wasn’t too bad, but as usual on Friday, a couple of people decided to order just as I was going to the Post Office. The PO shuts at 4.30 and doesn’t open again until Monday, so I always try to get last-minute orders in the post. This does not stop me cursing the people who order late. I post them because I am professional and because I’m being paid to do it. I swear while I’m rushing to pack the parcels because I’m a miserable old git and am not a nice person.
After wiping down my work station (as I call the cluttered piece of board where I work, somebody rang me about “rare coins”. So I had to clean the phone again. Typical of my day.
At least the heated seats offered some comfort on the way home.
You have obviously got ice like we have moss.
I’d be happy to swap.
Unfortunately the customer is always right or so they like to believe!
And customers pay my wages… 🙂
Is that a photo of a stonecrop about to flower?
It’s a Lithops.
The name comes from the Greek for stone but we call them things like “living stones”, “stone plants” and “pebble plants”.
Over here Stonecrop is a sedum, like the things we use on green roofs.
However, having just found out that Americans don’t actually rest in restrooms, anything is possible in transatlantic vocabulary confusion.
I agree with Laurie. Heated seats are a plus in cold weather.
They came with the car – I would never have thought of having them if they had been an extra. A happy accident.
Thank goodness for those heated seats. Even with layers, it’s easy to get chilly in a cold room.
Yes, and surprisingly difficult to warm up again. WE ended up with bedsocks and hot water bottles last night!