We ARE Radiant! Why some cat may break out a rendition of “Disco Duck”

From Janelle:

Contractor Don makes fun of me. Not in a malicious manner but using the same technique little boys used when they pulled your pigtails because they liked you. I work with a bunch of guys and came to Lewis years ago, concerned, because they were constantly giving me a hard time about one thing or another and I thought that maybe they didn’t think that I was doing a good job (typical woman self-doubt). Here is something that you should all know ladies, a basic Man Show concept, something that as a grown adult female most likely never occurred to you; that behavior is translated as affection. OH. Duh. Over millions of years during the Evolution of Man, nothing’s really changed since grade school, right? I’m now a pro at dishing it out as much as they dish it to me, insults are traded as greetings and everyone’s happy.

Contractor Don shows me amazing (and not inexpensive!) options and then makes fun of me that it is “only the best for Janelle”. Honestly, stop showing me these things! I didn’t know that I needed heated floors until he presented the concept. In addition to the advantages of energy savings and evenly distributed radiant heat, the enormous furnace flue was removed creating space for a media cabinet and our ceiling is unmarred by ugly heater registers. Those benefits outweigh the I-don’t-know-and-don’t-want-to-think-about-any-more-additional-costs, right?

As usual, I had no idea what I was getting us into. The installers were here all last week laying a solar panel worthy reflective base to house the water elements. It looks like a bell bottomed, flowered silk shirt unbuttoned to the navel, gold chain clad cat could break out a rendition of “Disco Duck” at any moment. If only we had thought of silver flooring before ordering the brown stained maple. The wood arrived at long last yesterday, is “acclimating” and will be ready to install in a week or two.

The system was taken for a test drive and water flows through the orange tubing and no leaks! I forgot to ask; was it warm?

From Lewis:
Really Don. Stop giving her ideas. The only places I’ve seen heated floors and walkways is in the snow country. Luckily we are almost done and we really can’t add much more than we already have. RIGHT?? Well now with the silver and orange discotheque heated sub floor the HUDDLE couch will have a good temporary home. Yeah Baby…

What blows your mind about the opposite sex?

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