I was on the patio.
Under a metal awning, so not fully exposed.
It is a bit past midnight, so also not at the maximum cold.
This is California, so also a rather mild climate space.
Today, high noon, was very warm and pleasant.
I was under a “sleeping bag” acting as comforter.
I just abandoned the patio as it was ‘too cold’.
This “has meaning”.
Yes, I likely could have (easily?) made it through the night just by snuggling up in the sleeping bag in the “easy chair” on the patio. That isn’t the point. It was dramatically colder out there than in here. (I am presently in a similar ‘easy chair’ in the living room.) Simply having a structure means being very much more warm and comfortable. Even in a thin walled California house.
Life out doors is cold and brutal.
Even in a place as benign as California in early spring.
Something to keep in mind.
So now I have a better understanding of why Magic The Cat is showing little interest in the doors into the night time cold.
He knows that the Door Into Summer is not yet ripe….
We humans are truly tropical creatures. We have just ‘learned tricks’ to let us live in non-tropical places. If night time in California is “too cold”, we really are suited to the equator…
It is presently 52 F or about 11 C right now. Too cold, IMHO, yet not at all in the realm of ‘really cold’…
Were it not for houses, we would be far more tropical…