Sunday, February 14, 2016

Brrrrrrrrrrrr….

This is one of those beautiful winter days we like to brag about – clear blue sky, fresh snow on the ground, idyllic. Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves as we try to justify living in a place where you can freeze your ass off for six months of the year.



Yup, idyllic. Until you check the temperature.

Cold

For any of you who are metrically challenged, that’s –20F, or –35F with the wind chill. Good news is, tomorrow is supposed to be warmer.

Makes you want to hunker down in front of the fire with a good book and the tipple of your choice to wait it out. But the wood box is empty as are the bird feeders. The wind has blown drifts across the driveway that must be cleared. And it’s Sunday which means a dump run to clear the trash and recycle bins – both of which are overflowing because yesterday, when it was even colder, I spent the day purging some of the unneeded and unused stuff I had collected over the years. I mean, who really needs motorcycle magazines going back to 2006, 6 different large print phone books which contain no one’s number any more ‘cause everyone has a cell, and South Carolina golf brochures from 5 years ago? And that was just from the bottom couple of shelves in my office.

Now it seems like I'm rambling just to avoid the inevitable.

Time to bundle up.

Stay warm everyone and remember, this too will end. Eventually.

10 comments:

  1. Looks like another beautiful day. But best enjoyed through a window not a windshield.

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  2. Yes, it has been cold, but we both have experienced colder further North, haven't we? Forecast shows an upward trend in thermometer readings....and I like that.

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    1. Gary, I think we're just out of practice. And old.... Yeah, perhaps that's it. :)

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  3. I have only experienced this kind of temperatures in Winnipeg, even Calgary hadn't been that cold. The perfect time to get things done in the house ;-)

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    1. Sonja - We used to get these temps pretty regularly during the winter often for a week or so at a time, but that's changing and we've become much less tolerant.

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  4. I had decided -30C was not a problem but apparently for my little Tuscon -37C was definitely a problem. 3 days, not too bad, now we just have to deal with the snow. Where the hell did that come from? Oh, right that was Texas.

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    1. I think we missed the worst of it - only about 30 cm here. Nice to have some snow though.

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  5. Having grown up with temperatures like that in British Columbia I can honestly say I don't miss the cold. I do however miss the bright blue sky and pretty white snow so keep those pictures coming.

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