>> Friday, January 08, 2010
Finally got a good night's sleep - first in about 10 days.
My fan died. Which wasn't unexpected. Those little desktop fans aren't really meant for constant operation, and since I kept forgetting to turn it off, it just gave up the ghost on Sunday or Monday.
I tried sleeping without the fan, but the air felt just dead, and opening the windows is not a good idea when the temp's in the single digits. On two nights I broke down and cranked the windows open - and the morning wasn't pleasant. 52 degrees is not a good thing when you need to shower and not crawl back under the covers.
So, I finally broke down and ordered a Vornado floor fan from Amazon, and I must say - I'm really loving it. I want some noise - and I had gotten used to the bid shop fan I had been using for 9+ years, which died on me back in October. The Vornado is decibles quieter, but it moves the air and the whoosing is extremely soothing. I had a Vornado once before, and it didn't last long, was very noisy and extremely ugly. This one isn't much prettier, but it's smaller, lighter and does the job. I only wish it had a remote control.
Oh well, it's better than nothing.