For most of this year I really was not bothered by the isolation created by the pandemic.
- I don’t have a giant problem with spending time alone and laboring on my own projects.
I am a giant fan of having empty afternoons and room to pursue my creative endeavors. As an introvert, I do not need to speak to other humans every moment of my life. However, it turns out that even an drastic introvert can get tired of this lifestyle. Honestly, I assume part of the problem is being trapped indoors with the same humans for the past year. Every one of us are all getting cranky with each other and it is creating family squabbles about everything down to the central heating, cooling, and air quality control system. I never thought that our thermostat, heating system, and air vents would be such controversial subjects in our lives. However, as time goes on and the outdoor weather conditions swings it seems that our indoor air temperature preferences are becoming a major source of struggle for almost everyone. Over the summer time I assume people could get along with their a/c systems as the two of us tried to combat the outdoor heat and humidity. There wasn’t much of a question in anyone’s mind about pumping ice cold air through our expansive duct work and air events. However, as the outdoor temperature dropped our diverse preferences for heating settings began to rise to the surface. It turns out, almost everyone has a unusual opinion on using the central heating method or relying on the traditional wood burning fireplace. For the past month the two of us have been at each other’s throats with extremely warm heads, all because of our stupid indoor air temperature.