Life After Windbird, Day 62: Sailing Through the Fog
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Weather: Mostly Sunny, High Temp in the 60’s F
Location: At Home at The Studio, Falmouth, MA
No one enjoys sailing through the fog, but that is just what I feel like I am doing. I have some sense of direction but no radar. So I am moving very slowly, always checking for obstacles. But my bigger problem is that I’m not sure of my destination. So I’ll keep sailing along, hoping this fog lifts soon, and I’ll find a welcoming port.
In the meantime, daily tasks keep me busy. This morning I waited for the service person to arrive to fix my heat issue. At 10 am, they still were not there but I got a call from friend Linda Stuart. Linda and Mike were at the airport in Chicago waiting for their flight, with their bicycles, back to Columbia, South America. We talked for over an hour until the serviceman appeared. At that point we said our farewells and I focused on the heat issue. I have natural gas heat but I have no access to the furnace. Evidently it was just a pilot light issue. I actually kept the heat on for a bit to take the chill of, but then I turned it down to 64 degrees. Tonight the temp will be in the low 40’s, so the heat might kick on. The temp inside this week has been 61 degrees with no heat. I don’t mind that at night when I’m sleeping, but during the day that is just too cool for me. It will be interesting to see just how much it will cost to heat this apartment this winter.
Tomorrow I’ll busy myself with cooking. I need to make granola and I have invited Heather and family over for a taco dinner. And I also need to start gathering the ingredients for making apple chutney. Heather and Jed brought the apples back from Maine, so I just need to get those and start the process.