Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Artic Living

I know i've said that's it's cold here, but I thought maybe I should really decribe it to give a better picture of what I now think cold is. Saturday was the first real snowy day, so the boys and I were so excited about going and playing in the snow. David was out plowing snow on the base, and so I began. 4 boys - it goes like this - thermals, long pants, long sleeve shirt, sweat shirt, 2 pairs of socks, snow pants, jacket, hat, gloves, scarf, and boots. total time from start to finish - 40 minutes!! we got outside and the first thing one of the boys (who's name will remain a secret) says: "mommy, I have to pee!" are you kidding me? It was like I was back in the episode of the Cosby's.
so, since Sat, the high temperature has been 0. That's right, you read that correctly, the high has been 0. sunday night actually hit -24. So I have learned that a sippy cup can actually freeze in your car while you're in Costco shopping. Storing stuff in the garage thinking it will serve as a fridge, not the best idea. Items frozen: one loaf of the bread, 2 gallons of milk, one large bunch of banannas, a bottle of lotion, and who knows what else at this point.
I thought that I could just pump gas w/out my gloves, I mean, it will only be a few minutes: well, my fingers actually started to get a little frost bitten in the time it took to put 15 gallons of gas in the car. Which, another new piece of info: gas can actually freeze in your car if there's less than 1/2 a tank. So, David and I finally broke down and bought us both snow boots this weekend, which are just ulgy, but I guess I just have to deal with it. All my fun pairs of clogs are just not going to cut it for the next few month. So that's what i've learned so far about what cold really is. It's painfully cold and I'm hoping that it warms up soon. People say that it rarely gets this cold for very long. It's even too cold to snow. I actually have been getting a headache walking from our house to the cafeteria b/c of the temp. It's a good thing the people are so great here to keep me enjoying it. But the lake is freezing and it's amazing. It looks all smoky b/c the water is warmer then the air, it's literally breathtaking. Hopefully we can go ice skate on the lake soon.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

wow, that makes me shiver. =]

and yes, mike and dotty have an animal living in their basement. BUT! she stays downstairs at all times, and she's very clean...I'll tell mike what you said all the same. =]