Based on a recent reader suggestion, I purchased an electric water heater for making tea and oatmeal in the morning. Today was my first day of testing.
I got up at 7:00 am sharp, turned on the kettle, and slept in for another ten minutes as it heated. Drinking some Earl Grey tea, having a nice bowl of oatmeal, reading Barchester Towers on my Kindle, and looking out the window was very satisfying.
You can see in the above picture the dim, bluish color that comes from the sun being low. It reminded me of days on which my mom would wake me up for high school, and I would walk to the bus stop at 7am.
I went for a quick one-mile run, which I hope to have time to write on more later.