(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

glacial (glah-cee-alle)

no snow but heavy frosts, ice on the roads and cold, cold air.

bad timing to run out of heating oil (sunday)...got the delivery this morning but it will take hours to reheat the house...thank goodness for my 2 little oil heaters and my hot water bottle!! I actually was almost too warm last night and turned off one of the heaters (I had placed both in my bedroom). the boiler doesn't want to restart and belches smoke as I try .... hmmm ... allowing for age and sensitivity, I give her a break and try again ... she digs deep and starts up... I dust her off and polish a bit, I need to nurture every last breath of warmth she's got as my budget won't support a new furnace.

This morning I can see my breath throughout the house! My friend Kathleen tells me el Niño is in Oregon and it is in the mid-50s everyday....we are seriously considering a visit!

my dear monsieur and I had an amazing day yesterday. it is hilarious the simple things with which we can entertain ourselves...talk about reverting to our childhoods. a delicious lunch together, dancing cheek to cheek, scheming and plotting, merriment abounded....giggling and conspiring and generally having a wonderful time enjoying each other's company. we do marvel at how 2 like spirits found each other from across the seas ... life is strange and marvelous and confusing and ... well ... life.

le sigh encore.


La Framéricaine said...

In that case I shan't annoy you with how I'm secretly waiting for my housemate to go to work at 6:45 so that I can go and turn on the hearter in Long Beach!

So delighted to hear about your sweet times with J-Y. Is your February visit to Oakland on hold for now?

Non Je Ne Regrette Rien said...

laF~yes, I've not booked any ticket yet ... can't decide! sigh.

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Maureen said...

Quelle belle vie!

Randal Graves said...

Ah, so that's the direction this blog is taking. Comment dit-on XXX en français? Muah.