It’s winter in Albuquerque and temperatures are dropping every single week.
My mornings now involve remote-starting my car 10 minutes before I walk outside my front door.
If I’m lucky the interior will get warm enough where I’m not shivering to death on my way to the office. The drive on Interstate 25 can be hectic if there is any ice or snow on the pavement, which is concerning if you’re not used to driving in these conditions. I take I25 until I reach the exit Montgomery Blvd and I follow that road for several miles until I get to Loma Del Rey where our office is located. Yesterday I was off from work and needed to kill a few hours in the afternoon while the HVAC worker fixed my central heating system in my house. I looked on my phone but remembered that a friend told me to check out the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. I learned that Albuquerque has over a dozen different museums, but the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History had just upgraded their HVAC system inside the building. This seemed like a perfect place to spend the afternoon on a cold winter day. Right as I entered the front doors at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, I could feel the rush of warm air coming from the building’s steam boilers. Some indoor places and businesses have only minimal heating to keep their guests and customers comfortable during their trips. Normally I would simply turn on my own heater, but I needed a place to stay for the afternoon while I got my heater fixed.