MaryParadox

March 10, 2009

Daylight Savings: Summer! (or at least it feels like it)

Filed under: House — maryparadox @ 12:19 am

When Peter and I bought our house sunlight was the number one priority for me. I like to lay in the sun pouring in through the window and take a catnap, read, or just warm up. Our house has good sun, but it is definitely better during the summer when the sun is high in the sky. There is a large redwood tree in our neighbors yard, and during the winter the sun gets caught behind it in the evening and doesn’t poke its head around the other side before going down.

That is, until this last week when I came home to find this in the office:

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Our sun-bathed office.

It is finally late enough in the year for the sun to make it past the redwood tree, and therefore fully into our office in the afternoons. Pretty soon I’ll get to hear Peter moaning about how hot it is :)

Our upstairs is usually about 10 degrees warmer than the downstairs, but during the summer it can get downright unbearable, at least for a normal person. We have to start keeping the blinds closed, the doors and windows open, and sometimes even the fan on — pretty unusual for San Francisco. I guess that’s the benefit of living in the Mission, one of the warmer micro-climates in the city. Woohoo!

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The sun fighting to get past the redwood tree.

When summer fully comes on we’ll get to enjoy real sun like this:

Full summer sun!

Full summer sun!

Though our office would have to be a hell of a lot cleaner for the sun to get across the room. Hunter would also have to shrink back to kitten size.

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