Monday, January 24, 2011

crazy cold

i haven't experienced this kind of cold since the early 80s when i lived in the five ponds wilderness area of the adirondacks. wendy tried her best to walk without putting down her paws and was not happy with me when i insisted she "do her business".  the paper mill isn't frozen, the kitchen hot water and the bathtub hot and cold are frozen. the furnace runs frequently and i'm wearing hannah made wool socks. school was delayed, now closed. the table my sister sent over looks like deep winter...wishing all you in winter safe travels through this cold snap. i'm fine, and i hope you are, too.
and i forgot earlier--three chickadees were talking when i was out, gossiping about the weather, no doubt.

12 comments:

Valerianna said...

It was 10 below when I got up, overnight down to - 21! Yikes.... I decided to leave the upstairs electric heat on to augment the wood stove... surely crazy cold. However, a colleague from the mid-west just laughs when I say its cold. I wonder what the temperature is at your house? Enjoy the day..... I'm watching my new, shy students work. Its silent in there... this won't last!

Velma said...

20 below on my porch, which tends to be warmer than the back yard. around here--down to 29 below. in the mountains, 35 below was the coldest in saranac lake.
enjoy those students. unlike mine, yours want to be in school!

aimee said...

brrr! i'm thankful to get a reprise from that this winter. big warm fuzzy hugs to you to keep you warm!

ronnie said...

wow-wee! I can even IMAGINE that cold! for much of my country (the land of oz) this season will be remembered as one of the wettest - devastating floods to my north (queensland) and south and west (victoria) - here at the creek it's just been a coolish, dull old summer...... dreadful for growing things in the garden...

kaite said...

the table looks beautiful but poor wendy, can you make her little shoes? that's really "slow cold".

Velma said...

the setters have booties for icy conditions, if we continue with this kind of weather, i'd get them for wendy. she often stops because of ice balling up in her toes, but never, ever has she pranced and limped like this morning.

kaite said...

so cold it must burn, ouch. k.

Margaret Braun said...

I understand. It hit -35C (-26F) for a while and 2 1/2 feet of snow here in Edmonton. However, today we did reach a balmy +3C (+38F). Yipeeeeee!!!!!

jude said...

my brain is frozen but it is warmer today . and snowing.

Velma said...

warmer, it's warmer. the hot water in the kitchen is STILL frozen, but all other water is working.

Barry said...

V- I just can't believe the cold demonstrated by this post and the subsequent bone. It is hard to think of you over there with that cold and us over here with 30degrees Celsius heat - it is a crazy world - but it all depends on what we see and feel as normal. Go well and enjoy the frozen beauty. B

Velma said...

kitchen thawed, 30 degrees.

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