Monday, January 22, 2007

Footprint


I've got the thermostat at 52 degrees so I've been spending a lot of time in the living room where it's plenty toasty. I might even bring my blankets down and sleep in here tonight. The dogs will appreciate it.

My father must be a larger influence on me than I thought. Al Gore too, perhaps. I don't even pay the utility bills, but I'm obsessed with seeing how little energy I can use and still get by.

5 Comments:

Blogger [!] said...

Careful, Jantzen. The human body's enzymatic processes slow over 10%, sometimes 20% per degree of temperature below optimum. Lower temperature means slower chemical function (e.g. repair and disposal of local and environmental toxins)and puts the body in a state below expected (i.e. healthy) function. Being an obsessive, condescending, granola douche is all well and good in mild climates. But being up north these days, be careful lest you end up in the hospital with a steady IV drip of humility.

xo

11:12 PM  
Blogger Channing said...

Touché, Evans. Touché.

11:36 PM  
Blogger Sara J. Allen said...

It must run in the family. We're at 57 and proud, but I can definitely tell my enzymatic process is not optimized.

Also, I think you're supposed to keep it at 55 so the pipes don't freeze. Might want to consider that since you don't own the pipes.

8:02 AM  
Blogger dr said...

your dad, al gore, or you're a stingy bastid...

you and brett.

and the house really doesn't need to be much above 32 to keep the pipes from freezing, assuming the basement's somewhat well-insulated (you can check with a thermometer) and even then, turn on a little trickle in the sink and you'll be fine into the 20s...i wouldn't advise that, though - start getting into the low 50s and 40s and other stuff starts getting wonky due to the differing coefficients of thermal expansion (i'll explain it later) of the materials in your house.

see ya soon, bro. there are two large, fast, angry motorcycles sitting in fred's garage waiting to have their way with us this summer.

dr. buford

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just in case you are too hot at Pineway Retreat.. we have fans

11:51 AM  

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