It is still bitterly cold here. I was so cold last night that I had trouble sleeping. Turning the heat up was of no use because the furnace was broken - as in, not working at all. It got down to 50 degrees in here by lunchtime today when it was finally working again. S wore here winter coat inside. Once the furnace was operational again she hugged the pipes that deliver steam heat to the radiators.
Note: S is home on a random Tuesday because these people are complete wimps. It snowed 2 inches last night and they cancelled school. Someone - like me - would assume that if you live in the northeast you learn that snow is a given each winter and how to cope (as in, drive carefully, control skids). Ok, so it did snow another 10 inches during the day, but still, I have no trouble getting around. I think these people were just looking for any random excuse to cancel school and wreak havoc in my life. (There are too many traditional "wives and mothers" around here, so there's no consideration for the value of my time.) Anyway, my strategy is "movie day" - six hours of hypnotic Pixar films. This should give me some time to work.
(The southern and sun-belt locations that are job-prospects for R look more appealing by the hour.)