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Tara's Human Thermometer Method

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

I used to have a little keychain thermometer that I kept on the door to Bro’s crate. In the desert, I used it to show concerned citizens that it was not really one hundred degrees in the van and that ice + insulation did in fact make it cool where Bro was. Somewhere along the way that thermometer got lost and even though I never got another one I always seem to know what the temperature is within a couple seconds of waking up. How? Well, if I wake up and…

Roll out of bed and don’t lose my breath for a second: it’s warmer than 15 degrees! Tropical!

My head is not under the blanket: It’s warmer than 5 degrees in Alaska, 10 degrees in more humid places.

My head is under the blanket: It’s colder than 5 (or 10) degrees. Getting chilly.

My head is under the blanket, and when I go to poke a hand out I encounter a mess of wet condensation in my hair: It’s colder than ten below (I don’t know what this is in more humid places). Better start the van cause it’s gonna need a long time to warm up.

My head is under the blanket, and when I go to stick a hand out I encounter a frozen, brittle mess of hair: it’s colder than twenty below. Cross your fingers that the van was plugged in.

Bro’s in bed despite the down comforter, and he doesn’t get up when you mention breakfast: it’s really damn cold. Just stay in bed.

Tags: Van Living

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  • 1 Lee // Feb 27, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    And then, there’s me. It was maybe 32 this morning, and I seriously layered.

  • 2 Nina // Feb 28, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Hah, wow.. I don’t think I’d survive.

  • 3 Mizz Crystal // Feb 28, 2008 at 10:59 am

    🙂 I must say I find your blog very interesting indeed. Its going in my Links Page. 😀 If I didn’t have kids I’m sure I would have found my way of living in similar circumstance. But some how down the line i wanted kids more then I cared about my own wants. Maybe one day I will be able to live out that dream. :D~ Good luck to ya in your adventures I hope to be able to read more about them as time goes on!!!! YOU ROCK GURL!!!

  • 4 Lizzy // Feb 29, 2008 at 2:43 am

    Hah. That’s pretty close to mine.

    It’s below 30F at night when the cats won’t get nto bed under the Gigundo Down Comforter of Dooom until I’VE warmed it up. Freeloaders.

  • 5 dodger // Feb 29, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    So cold that it makes your nipples hard as diamonds. You could cut glass with those beauties. 😆 😆

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