Saturday, January 25, 2014

Warm window...


Home.

Last night I snuck a hot water bottle onto the Frenchman's side of the bed. He was cold.

He never gets cold.

This man has been ice diving in a Quebec winter.

For fun.

He knows how to build survival igloos.

He's fallen from a canoe into the icy St Lawrence River (with his sister).

No problem.

But in Harlem, he is cold.

To keep warm I order lablab seeds, gloriosa lilies and plan my birch branch palisade.

I may have ordered some purple and scarlet runner beans, too.

Summer will be warm. Screened behind annual climbers.


7 comments:

  1. Electric mattress pad...Estorbo would love it too!

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    1. Took the words right off my fingertips lol - love my electric mattress pad - so much better than an electric blanket.

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  2. When even my flannel sheets aren't warm enough (like now!) I lay a cheap fleece throw on my bottom sheet and sleep right on it. I find it works pretty well, along with my quilt + a down quilt of course to keep the heat in :)

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  3. You are a good woman....then again, it sounds like you both take good care of one another :)!!

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  4. I'm with Katnip...electric mattress pad. You'll never be cold again.

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  5. I have a down-alternative comforter that I call the "magic comforter" because no matter how cold--and I turn my heat off at night--I am nice and warm in it. That's with smooth cotton sheets (I cannot abide flannel and its pills) and no blankets, though I do slip it into a cotton duvet cover. But it's thin and lightweight, because I hate feeling buried. I bought it 9 years ago and I don't know what it was made of, so I can't help you find it. However, I once stayed at someone's house who had a gel-filled comforter, and I found the same result, in a similarly lightweight form. So maybe that could be a lead. But on to more important matters: Is "birch branch palisade" your clever term for a fence/trellis to grow vines on, and thus get some privacy from? I sure hope you post on that. I have been turning over in my head how to make something like this, strong and tall enough, using sustainable materials.

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  6. Such a lovely facade and first floor windows

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