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Trying to Keep Warm

The boiler went out in my house last week. We have an archaic steam-driven radiator system, and we knew we were living on borrowed time.

It is a good time of year to lose heat. It hasn’t been terribly cold in Chicago, so we’ve managed to keep the temperature in the house around 60 degrees through space heaters and sunlight — an uncomfortable but bearable temperature.

I’m giving a speech in Florida this morning, providing the perfect chance for a respite from the chilling temperatures at home. Or so I thought. When I arrived at my hotel room last night, the air-conditioning was set to exactly 60 degrees.

There are many ways to skin a cat.