Hot Feet

Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 01:55 PM.

You’ve heard of getting cold feet?  Well, I was beckoned to get out of bed the other morning at 5:55 a.m. because of “hot feet.”  My alarm was set for 6 a.m.; those last five minutes of sleep are the most important and they will be lost forever.

There is no getting those five minutes of sleep back and no nap can compensate for them.  The only sleep that is better than the last five minutes of sleep you get in the morning is the sleep that you get after you hit the snooze button on your alarm (or turn it off).

My daughter was concerned that an area of the tile floor in the bathroom was warmer than the rest of the floor.  I walked into the bathroom and gave it the “toe test.”  Indeed, it was warmer than the rest of the tile in the bathroom.

The “hot spot” seemed to be isolated to a few tiles and rectangular in shape on the floor.   My first thought was that there might be a hot water line leaking because it was definitely warmer than the rest the of the floor.   On hands and knees, I held my ear down to the tile to listen for a hissing or dripping.

There was no sound, but the dogs decided they needed to lick my free ear.  What is it with dogs and ears? 

I went downstairs to look up at the ceiling and check for water on the ceiling.  Thank goodness, there was no water on the ceiling.  Checking the floor again upstairs, I found that the isolated area of tile was still noticeably warmer than the rest.

It was puzzling, but I had to go to work.  

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