I’m soooo cold and have been like this for days.
For those who follow me on twitter you are probably starting to wonder why I’m complaining so much about feeling cold! So it’s probably best I explain.
A massive gas explosion at Apache Corp Varanus Island plant off West Australia’s north-west coast, on June 3, has which means the company will be unable to supply natural gas output for at least two months. Effectively this has cut gas supply to our State by 30 %. This mightn’t seem such a big deal however our State is heavily reliant on gas as an energy source e.g. gas is used to run power stations that provide our electricity.
To manage the gas shortage people have been asked to:
- minimize their use of heaters
- take shorter showers
- turn off lighting when not needed.
All businesses have been asked to reduce their energy usage; and energy intensive industry have been placed onto energy rationing (where they are advised each evening of their quota for the next day). Where I work we are reducing usage by minimizing lighting and NOT using heating unless necessary.
How badly could this affect the State and Australian economy? Not sure. Our State has been experiencing a massive resource boom. This energy shortage is affecting a wide section of industries. I’m sure there are West Australians that aren’t reducing their energy usage but our decision is not to use heating at home.
How I Cope With The Cold
So there you have it this is why I’m cold. No heat at home and none at work!
But I’m probably whining more than most because I’m a lover of heat and hot weather! In summer I feel no need for air conditioners and easily sleep at night without any air conditioner or fan when the maximum temperature have been above 40°C (100 °F). Every summer when my hubby is struggling to sleep at night from the heat and I’m enjoying it he will say “I’m not normal 🙂 .
Saying all this it’s probably no surprise to learn that I don’t like the cold or winter at the best of times. And for those of you who do live in colder climates you could probably argue that I don’t even know what true winter is since where I live in Western Australia has a Mediterranean climate. We don’t even get snow here!!!! But I have many English friends who come here to live and complain how cold they are in our winter because our homes aren’t set up with features designed to keep them warm in winter months (e.g. central heating, double grazed windows).
You will be pleased to know I’m starting to feel warmer. Bought myself a beanie, scarf and gloves (wasn’t impressed by level of hubby’s laughter at the sight of me). Have cut out the fingers on my gloves so I can type and still keep my hands warm. Have one quilt over my legs and a blanket over my shoulders (the post must go on 🙂 ).
For those use to cold climates please share some tips for keeping warm! Thinking I need to purchase thermal underwear.
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