I'm wearing my extra-binding crankypants this morning, and I'll tell you why: it is effing cold here right now.
I need an Aussie out there to explain something to me: in a country of dramatic temperature shifts (I live in a relatively temperate zone and it's still well below freezing during the winter and bone-meltingly hot in the summer), why aren't houses here built with central air conditioning and heat? WHYYYYYY? Whenever I ask this question, I'm invariably told that it's because it's too expensive to install. However, the reason that it's expensive is because not many people have it. But the reason not many people have it is because it's too expensive...you can see the cycle of doom here.
I've talked about my frustration with not having central air conditioning before, and now I'm feeling the same way about not having heat. It was -5.5C last night, and the temperature in my living room was in the single digits this morning. That is way too damn cold not to have a climate controlled home, which I would have thought would be fairly standard in first world countries by this point (or at LEAST have wall heaters in all the rooms). We have a column heater in the nursery, and even that room was still pretty chilly last night.
So. Over. It.
P.S. If anyone mentions the affect of air conditioning, etc., on global warming to me, I will cutabitch. I am that cranky right now due to trying to type with half frozen fingers even though my poor babies (who are wearing three layers) and I are snuggled up near our gas fireplace. Cranky McCrankerson out.
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