The thing that might do me in

20120120-145911.jpgPlenty of things make New York living less than glamorous (way less!). Garbage in the streets, high rent, roommates, laundromats, bugs … But I can tolerate all that. What might push me over the edge is the steam radiator.

It’s hot. It’s a 28 degree January day, but I’m considering walking around in a tank top and shorts inside. The comforter on my bed is much too warm at night. I’m wishing I had packed my light quilt instead – the one that got used for about one week each summer in Seattle. I shipped two heavy knit throw blankets that I don’t even want to look at right now. Too warm!

I called my dad yesterday to see if there’s anything I can do. There’s no off button. Nope, he said. You can’t turn off a radiator. “And if it’s a steam radiator, that’s even worse,” he said. Sure enough, steam. His advice was to crack the window open. But my roommate advised me not to open the window or we’d get bugs.

Tank tops, it is.

Published by Candace

I’m a journalist, nutritionist, doting auntie, one-time bobsledder, and wannabe health nut (who loves chocolate and pizza too much to fully commit). I don't want you to think my life is perfect. It's not.

3 thoughts on “The thing that might do me in

  1. It doesn’t help, being on the 6th floor, either. You aren’t just getting your heat, but the heat from all the apartments below you. Hang in there and remember…it’s all part of the adventure. 😉

  2. Did turn the knob on the side? That’ll at least turn it to a low setting … I miss my radiator, it’s cold in Seattle!

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