It's a perfect night for radio. Very cold outside, so the skip is working great on the CB in upper side band. I've been listening to people from the mid west. I'm not talking tonight, just listening. Did some short wave DX for a bit too, and had good results for the same reason. Cold clear nights are excellent for radio reception.
However, the blogosphere is silent. Of the 30 something blogs I read every day, only about five of them have been updated since Friday. I would imagine that's because most of those people are doing things with family rather than fiddling around with the computer.
Fall is here with a vengeance. It's getting down near freezing now at night, and next Wednesday the Weather Channel assures me we will be below freezing. That means the start of winter time burdens like starting vehicles. I will have a choice with my truck. Either I can leave the engine heater plugged in constantly, or I can use ether to start it when I need it. I need to put a new battery in the Cherokee, and my daughter just put a new one in her Commander. That cost $200.00, because that big engine needs a lot of cranking power.
We are running the propane heater in the main house, and electric oil heaters in the other three buildings. I don't worry about keeping them much above sixty but the house has to stay around 68 because the ferrets get cold below that. I'll be running humidifiers before long because the winter air here has so little moisture in it that it doesn't register on my gauges.
Still, you can't beat winter nights. I was out on the porch of the apartment earlier this evening, having just turned on the heater in there. I could hear the coyotes howling off down by the creek. It fits, somehow. I'd much rather listen to that than traffic noises or peoples loud music.
Well, time to turn in. I plan to be up early Sunday morning and the sun comes up around seven thirty.