If you’ve been around the last two years, you’ll be aware that my downstairs garage workspace is naturally a chilly place to be. We have heat and air in it, but due to the fact that we bought a split level with three and a half sides buried, our basement stays cool all year round. Add to that the the garage doors are original to the house. And our oversized garage stays cool when it’s cool outside.
The last two years, I’ve battled to keep a workspace about 65 degrees once it got below 70 outside. And it has been a losing battle every year. Which is why we built a walled office in the garage. Kelly behaves like a cat and wants to be in my lap when my computer is upstairs in the warmer office. She makes it hard to work, even down here, once in a while, she still tries to climb into my lap and her and Lola’s noses have deleted a lot of paragraphs from my books over the last four years.
It’s been in the 30s and 40s in the morning. Highs in the 50s during the day. The garage is cold, averaging just 53 degrees during the day and 50 at night. However, my walled in office is much warmer. I have a small space heater in the room and it runs about twenty minutes in the morning, warming my space from the low 60s to the low 70s. And it stays in the 70s most of the day. Even with my trips in and out.
Meaning this winter, I may not be forced to abandon writing days to the cold.