My co-worker notes that on his way to work he sees frost on the roofs of many houses, but often no frost on the roofs of the garages connected to those houses. When a house is well insulated to hold the heat and you warm the house, the heat moves sideways into the garage. If the garage is not insulated the heat from the house keeps the frost off the roof at night. I would never have thought or even noticed this, if he had not told me how so many pay to warm the night.
The men helping me remodel my house have hauled waste materials to the dump and put away tools. My new skylights have been checked for leaks and now await the real test. Living in an old house all these years, I’ve always felt that a rain storm is a test of my vulnerability. Now that much above me is new, maybe I can relax inside of a book while counting the number of drops that fall.