so...i'm realizing that every slight annoyance of my upbringing has prepared me for this exact moment. my furnace is completely inaccessible to me.
i'm not paying for heat, but that's good, because i'm not getting any either! i mean, don't get me wrong, it's right there and i'm sure it works, but that's as far as our relationship extends. the lack of heat combined with my lack of pajamas (they are binding! and there are scientific studies that show that people sleep better when they are not bound in such ways. i don't argue with science.) anyway, the lack of heat combined with my lack of pajamas makes for some interesting mornings in which i curse myself, maine weather, cold sheets and alarm clocks that are across the room. mind you, it's not quite cold enough to have the heat on all the time, so little miss has not really bothered to call the landlord about this pilot light business. well, today i asked our resident mainer if he could show me how to do it. he is not so convinced he can handle it, but he is convinced that i am crazy for not having turned it on before now. it was then when i started evaluating my situation. "oh yeah, i turned my on last week" they tell me in my office. really? really? it's not that cold at all. what could be the difference between their environment and mine? ah...yes...it's all coming together now. i've been trying to fulfill a generations old dream of "fifty, if it'll go!" that said, i'm not even close. right now it's seventy. no heat. very nice, i think. it's when it dips down to sixty-five, sixty that i really start questioning my sanity. but...alas, i think i will call the landlord tomorrow. after class and such. nope, i won't either. class gets out at 7:30pm and they will be long gone. well, thursday! mmm...maybe not...eh, i'm not worried. if ninety year old women can survive at fifty, then i'm sure i can too! better chilled and preserved than asphyxiated. i hate gas heat. my new nemesis. alright, i'm back to 101 planning. stop thinking about me naked!
UPDATE: the maintenance man has been to the apartment and the heat is rolling. it's quite lovely. my sheets are no longer painfully cold. good news :)