Most people think that we in California never get cold in the winter time, that it’s always sunny and in the mid 80’s and we’re all wearing flip-flops, shorts and tank tops all year. Well, I have one friend who thinks that anyway. To dispel that rumor, it does get cold in the winter time for us here in Sunny California.
Right now as I write this at two in the afternoon, it is 56°F in Bakersfield. Our walls and roof are supposed to keep us warm right? Wrong! For some reason in the summer time, if it’s 100°F outside, it’s usually 110°F inside, but if we have the swamp cooler on, it’s usually 10° cooler inside the house than it is outside. The same goes for when it’s cold outside, it’s usually 10° colder inside. I said it was 56° now, but just wait until night-time when it goes down into the 30’s, and in mid to late December it gets down to the 20’s.
Since our central heat doesn’t work anymore, we have to use space heaters. I have a DeLonghi oil radiator (pictured) in my bedroom that if I keep the hallway door closed, it heats the bedroom, hallway and bathroom. Darrin has a totally different heater because the oil radiator didn’t keep the entire living room warm, in fact no space heater would heat the whole living room warm so he has a space heater that works like a fan where it blows heat at him. He hasn’t brought it out yet, but I’ll bet he will soon.
I actually much prefer the winter over the summer because as I have always said, if it’s cold outside, you can add warm clothes and wear blankets and be comfortable, but if it’s too hot outside, you can be naked and still be sticky and miserable. I’d rather be overdressed in the winter time and be happy.
So cheers to a long cold Winter of being happily overdressed lol.