Friday, January 21, 2011

Baby it's cold outside

Since everybody has been talking about the weather I figured I might as well also. It's cold out!! REALLY cold out! -20 with a windchill of -35 or lower is just indescribable...I'm thankful it hasn't been horribly windy though.

Our vehicles haven't had issues starting (thank you!), but if a vehicle could whine about having to start, I'm pretty sure ours would. They don't sound happy when they start.

Our doors on the house haven't frozen shut, but they make very loud horrible squeaky noises when we go in and out of the house. Like fingers on a chalk board...eek!

My poor husband hasn't had heat in his van all winter. This happened a year or so ago too and though we had it fixed, it apparently wasn't permanent and we're not sure if it can be fixed again or not. He has a short commute so it's not the end of the world, but when it's THIS cold, by the time he gets home he's a Dan-sicle! Today I'm staying home so I offered him my van since it's just unbearably cold! Not sure if that was a good idea or not...going from a van with no heat and various other issues to a van with heat, heated seats and auto-start....I'm wondering if I'll get my van back!! :)

Things I'm thankful for this year during this nasty cold spell...I finally listened to advice from friends around me, saved my pennies and bought a pair of Emu's (like Ugg's) and they are amazingly warm. No cold feet for me!!! I also finally bought a WARM winter coat. It seriously makes all the difference. Warm feet and a warm body has made this winter more survivable for me than most. Considering I've lived here for more than 10 years, maybe I should have made these purchases a while ago. :) I'm not a trend setter, that's for sure!

Next week we will hit a high of 20 ABOVE zero...considering some of the lows this week we are looking at a 50 degree or more difference! HEAT WAVE! :)

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