Sure, New Mexico doesn’t get negative or near zero temperatures, but my body is set for temperatures above 50F. Even in the summer, if I’m in a building with refrigerated air, I freeze and put on a sweater. My day job coworker and boss have grown used to me over the years so they don’t question the parka I keep at my desk.
Winter presents a unique problem I’m just getting my arms around. Usually I love winter and prefer it over the summer. For one, I don’t look like a dingbat when I’m wrapped up for the arctic chill, but mainly I would rather be cold than hot. I typically just bundle up (love me some scarves!) or grab a blanket if I’m at home. This year I’ve discovered the joy of a space heater.
I found one in the back when I cleaned the fax machine room and immediately placed it under my desk. I use a room space heater for my bathroom at home and love it so one at my feet while I work the 8 to 5 day job? it should be glorious!
So my day now goes like this:
Me: I’m so cold...
(Reaches under desk and flips heater on)
Me: Ahh. Better.
(Five minutes later)
Me: My legs feel like they’re burning off and my arms have goose bumps.
(Reaches below and turns heater off)
Me: I miss the cooking sensation...
Rinse and repeat about twenty times a day.
I honestly can’t remember a winter this cold. Anyone from a climate used to cold temperatures have any advice for this desert bee?