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I've lived in the frozen north

How could an area of the planet that has an old growth rain forest in the middle of it get so cold?

My apartment is cold. Well, the living room is really cold.
It's cold enough outside that my landlord dropped by earlier tonight to check on the pipes.
The livingroom/kitchen part of my apartment sits over the building carport which means that the underside of those rooms is exposed to the cold.
So now, because of the 'extreme' cold my landlord wants me to run my hot water tap all night to keep the water pipes from freezing. I don't think I want to listen to running water all night. :o\
A lot of buildings out here on the left just aren't insulated for weather colder than maybe 0*.
I think the land lord should think about insulating the pipes.
I don't want to leave the water running while I'm at work all day.
I Hope to hell I don't get home from work tomorrow to burst pipes.
Maybe if we're lucky: 1) the temperature will rise or 2) the sun (if it shines) will warm up the back of the building.
:Crosses cold stiff fingers::


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Jan. 4th, 2004 09:53 pm (UTC)
**throws you a blanket then wraps arms around you** I guess body heat will have to do for now.
Jan. 4th, 2004 10:56 pm (UTC)
::snuggles:: Thanks honey.
Jan. 4th, 2004 10:00 pm (UTC)
Holy crap! That's not good, hon. Hopefully they'll wrap the pipes in some insulation or something so you don't have to keep doing this if it's going to be a cold winter.
Jan. 4th, 2004 10:58 pm (UTC)
Dude, the landlord told me last winter that he'd covered the pipes. With what? Paper towels? *brrrrr*
Jan. 4th, 2004 10:08 pm (UTC)
Oh honey, I feel for you. {{{C}}} I'm wearing three layers of sweaters, a scarf, hat, ski socks and slippers and I'm in freakin' LA! I can't imagine what it's like up there. I hope it warms up soon!
Jan. 4th, 2004 11:00 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, and I was getting ready to pack my bags and come stay with you down there in L.A. ::wink::

::hugs D for warmth::
Jan. 4th, 2004 10:21 pm (UTC)
The idiots (I'm being mean, mostly they're very nice, but) that run this building left the timer for the watering system on over the long weekend (they've been gone since Wednesday, because of the holiday). Needless to say, there are streams of icy patches everywhere, and I have a bad, baaad feeling about the integrity of the pipes in their watering system. *shakes head*

I'm sending all the good vibes I can on the pipes. Hopefully they can hold up another day or so--then theoretically, it's supposed to warm up again for all of us out here...
Jan. 4th, 2004 11:03 pm (UTC)
Left the watering timer on?!? You've got to be kidding. Ooo-kay then.
That is NOT going to be good. I'm rootin' for the pipes too! I hope they hang in there.
Be careful you don't fall. Stay warm.
Jan. 5th, 2004 01:13 am (UTC)
I always complain about how cold it is here, then read entries like yours and realise that it's really not that cold...well to me it is, to you maybe not.

I wouldn't want to listen to running water all night either, plus wouldn't it raise your power bill? Your landlord sounds like an idiot.

Sending you warm thoughts.

Jan. 5th, 2004 08:36 am (UTC)
I always complain about how cold it is here
It's all relative isn't it. But I'm sure it gets bloody cold there too.
And I bet it's one of those chills that can get in the bone and you can't warm up no matter what you do. brrrrr.

Sadly, my landlord's a real sweetheart, he just happens to be the owner of an old building that was poorly insulated. I think it's going to be his heating bill that will suffer because my heat is included in the rent. which will probably go up because of this. :o)

Thanks for the warm thoughts. I'm feeling toasty as we speak.
Jan. 5th, 2004 07:09 am (UTC)
Eiw! I didn't know pipes would do such awful things! Why can't you just have heat in your place, you poor thing, grr on landlord.

Running water could be soothing...maybe? Mahhhh. *pets you*
Jan. 5th, 2004 08:43 am (UTC)
Grrr on landlord if he wasn't so nice. Grrr on stupid builders.

Running water could be soothing
Babbling brooks, ocean waves, even lapping lakes.
The dribble of a tap, uh, no. :o)
Actually, I angled it so that it was hitting the side of the sink and hardly making any noise at all.
I'm a little nervous today because I've left the tap trickling and Dakota doesn't know how to turn the tap off.
Jan. 5th, 2004 08:48 am (UTC)
I know! Why isn't your landlord more mean, darnit?! Anyway, is it because the entire building heating is kaput or something? Sucks.

Oh Dakota. She can drink her way to freedom! She's a thirsty cat, I've seen her in the bathroom. *LOL*
Jan. 5th, 2004 11:00 am (UTC)
is it because the entire building heating is kaput or something?

The building's good.
The front part of my apartment sits over open space(the carport is right under the livingroom and kitchen). The pipes aren't that well insulated.

Dakota: the camel of cats. She does love to drink her water.
Jan. 5th, 2004 02:13 pm (UTC)
Was it around winter last year when that weird thing happened with your upstairs person's dishwater coming up through your sink? Damn, man. Apartment over carport = good for dancing, not so good for plumbing.
Jan. 6th, 2004 04:48 pm (UTC)
As one breathed out the other breathed in, their bodies moving in small undulations of need and want. Primal. Real.

"JC." The voice was low and rumbling and made JC smile with eyes squinting into lines that made Lance ache. "Love you."

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Jan. 6th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC)
Well that warmed me up.
Thanks doll.
Jan. 6th, 2004 06:33 pm (UTC)
you're welcome! I wanted to spread some surprise ficlets around to folks without texting. *hugs*
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