I think the earth has shifted, or maybe someone has drugged me and moved my house to the North Pole, with me inside. Yesterday we received six more inches of snow on top of the ten inches already planted. On the forecast below, tomorrow’s (Wednesday’s) reading is not the wind chill, but the actual temperature (-25c & -29c). The overnight temps are on the bottom.
They’re saying we will break a record from 1983. Ahh, the memories. My husband and I met in November of 1983. We dated a lot in the month of December, and that was the last time it was this cold. We are having flashbacks of the time we went into downtown Chicago to see the Christmas lights, and tried walking outdoors in -50 degree wind chill (-45c). They’re saying the wind chill this week will also break that record.
Funny side note: Since we were newly dating, my husband thought he was being romantic and offered me a horse & buggy ride downtown. I promptly thanked him but turned it down. I think he was relieved.
I know L. Marie has posted about the weather as well. I don’t mean to beat a dead horse, but I’m leading to another point.
People here think I’m crazy to leave Florida for this stuff. They say, “I’ll bet you wish you were there now.”
Those who follow me know that I’m not a hot weather person. I prefer it cool. I got tired of wearing shorts and flip-flops. I missed the warm hug of a sweater and thrill of hot chocolate with marshmallows.
Here’s the gist. Even though I’m not happy about this arctic air with negative numbers, I know this too shall pass. In Florida, the warm weather never passed so that I could kick off my flip-flops and slip that sweater over my head. Oh sure, in January and February we might’ve had a few days of jeans weather, but that’s truly about all.
I’m blessed to have a warm place to put my head at night. This time we’re not young and stupid enough to brave the frigid air in the city.
This was where I had originally ended this post, but I’m adding an addendum. I just received a phone call from my doctor’s office to reschedule my yearly exam that was scheduled for Wednesday. When I asked why, they said it was because of the bitter cold. They didn’t have another appointment open for a month. I wanted to ask if their heat was out. Is this a common reaction? I don’t recall businesses closing before, but I’m hearing this is not the only one. I realized after we hung up that my prescriptions will run out. They won’t refill them until my yearly.
So how’s your winter going?