3 January 2022
It has been frigid today, the daytime temps never getting much past 20f. When I woke this morning the house was cold, but being Monday and on my way to work did not have time to start the wood-burning stove so just used the blue flame gas burner for about an hour. That brought the front of the house up to about 60 but I knew that would not last. The temps in the house begin dropping immediately after just a quick warming such as that…the walls, the furniture, etc are still cold and begin to bring the temps down. When I arrived home from work today the inside temp was 35f. Colder than some walk-in coolers I’ve worked in. The small wood burner has been roaring for an hour or so; the front of the house is pretty comfortable (about 65f).
I don’t make New Years resolutions, per se, but rather realignment goals. And one of them is to get back on track eating better (again), which includes eating less meat and processed foods. Oddly, though I cook for a living, this will entail bring some of my own food to work with me. Tomorrows lunch is meatball hoagies. Instead I’ll have a sort of tofu po’boy. I just blacked some tofu which I’ll bring to work tomorrow. It’ll be somewhat of a struggle to stay on track as junk food is everywhere at work.