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How Cold did Your House Get

November 2, 2011

The things I learned after this recent storm and power outage:

  1. It’s amazing the difference 3*degrees makes
  2. Who knew seeing 60*degrees on my thermostat could make me smile
  3. Even though the house was cold – things in the Fridge still went bad
  4. My basement was the warmest room in the house
  5. No matter how many blankets I put on my Face and Nose still froze
  6. It didn’t matter what cell service provider you had – they all experienced service interruptions

But the biggest thing I learned was that this was just a temporary situation/nuisance for me. There are some people that aren’t as fortunate and this is their reality. I had a house for shelter but for many they have to survive on the street in much harsher conditions. The temperature in my house got down to 51* but the temperature last night got down to 27* outside – a HUGE difference.

Every winter a bunch of local Churches and Organizations band together for ‘Sheltering the Homeless’. I have participated in this for the past few years but this year it will have a little more meaning. The United Methodist Church of Mt Kisco (The Pumpkin Church) will be hosting the Homeless from November 14-20th. They will be providing hot meals and a warm place to sleep. If you would like to help out by volunteering your time, cooking or making a donation please call 914-666-5014 to get more information. It will be an experience you will never forget.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 2, 2011 8:41 pm

    Great post Kathy! i too could not help but think of those who have to LIVE out in the winter cold for 6 months every year. The Sheltering the Homeless program does take on a new meaning and purpose this year…we all had first hand experience with the cold and the discomfort of not having your everyday comforts handy!

    • November 2, 2011 8:50 pm

      Thanks Maria – It really is a great and needed program – I wish it wasn’t needed!

  2. Gina Bruce permalink
    November 2, 2011 8:53 pm

    Funny – we made a similar list after Irene. We learned that:
    1.There are zero calories in eating food you “have” to eat,
    2. The staff at the Briarcliff Library are really nice.
    3. Staff at another (unnamed library) were not so nice.
    4. It gets really boring after 24 hours.
    5. We are more attached to our computers than we ever dreamed.
    6. I will sit in the car in my driveway for an hour just to charge my telephone.
    7. Hot showers are much better than cold ones. Cold showers are much better than freezing ones.

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