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Friday, December 18, 2009

Brrrrrr...

Last year, in the wake of the ice storm, we layered the winter quilt over the summer quilt in an effort to keep our teeth from chattering in a cold, dark house. This year, an early cold snap had us buttoning up and dropping storm windows. But before we could make the switch to the winter quilt, in came the unseasonably warm weather. That was a treat and a half - especially for hanging laundry on the clothesline. It was also perfect weather for Chuck to string the LED lights up outside. But single digit temperatures over the last few days meant I had to face the reality of winter. So the big winter-weight down quilt is now on the bed. The cats are trying to adjust. When they jump up onto the bed - which was already quite tall - they are not as graceful as they normally are. They come up a bit short, then grab on and scramble up the last couple of inches. They walk gingerly, awkwardly across it, surprised that their paws continue to sink into the plentiful poofiness. Once they regain their footing (and their dignity), they curl up contentedly - and warmly.

4 comments:

dancingmorganmouse said...

Brrrrr, lovely, brrrrr. I gave away our winter quilt collection last summer. We are down to 1 waffer-thin doona(ette) for the cooler months and up a couple of shelves inthe cupboard!

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
The storage of the winter poofy quilt is interesting. We tend to use a "Space Bag". But we are careful not to suck too much air out, so as to not crush the down.

Based on your having relieved yourself of the winter quilts, I guess you plan on staying put in Sydney.
;o)
- Lee

dancingmorganmouse said...

Lee, I guess, though it's easy enough to buy more should we move!

Sue said...

And we've had to start putting the ceiling fan on to keep cool at night...