We are at the first part of a one two three punch from those Canadians that send that artic weather on through to us. It didn’t get above zero on Wednesday. I think the high was -8F or –22C. The wind chills were brutal. Is it another Polar Vortex? ( Just another word for Polar Express or Siberian Express?)
I got a phone call and was asked “Are you part of the elderly group that is staying home today too?” Yes…even the dog makes his trips outside in record time.
Far Guy and Chance ventured out to the mailbox, they returned nearly frozen. Far Guy spent the afternoon woodcarving and I brushed the dog and played ball inside and we all napped and watched old westerns on TV.
My TV is finally fixed, the new receiver works as it should. Far Guys TV works only when it gets to be a plus 13 F, must be a problem with the underground cable….which cannot be replaced until spring/summer.
We still have electricity, water, heat and sewer so life is good. The freezer is full of food we could survive for several weeks if we didn’t like fresh fruits and vegetables..oh and milk…Far Guy tried powdered milk one day on his cereal…he was not impressed. I have been tempted to freeze a cup of milk and see how he likes that…I wonder if it separates or tastes funny.
How did the pioneer families survive? The struggles with the cold weather taking care of animals making sure they had shelter and food and keeping a house warm with just a wood fire, pumping water outside and carrying it into the house. On the positive side outhouses never froze up, you could use them on the coldest of days.
I hope you are staying warm! I think we are sending this cold weather off to the south and eastern part of the country.
Think of it as a gift from Minnesnowfreezeyourbuttoffota.