This cold morning, I'm grateful that:
My mom gave me those lovely grey thermal underwear leggings AND that I remembered to stick them in my bag Tuesday morning. It was 17 F/-8 C for the walk to the bus stop, but for coming home, it was -4 F/-20 C with -24 F/-31 C windchills--NOT pleasant temps for wearing a skirt. Hurrah for thermal undies!
I'm also grateful for the easily taken-for-granted luxuries of dependable electricity and reliable heating. I don't want to know how fast it would get cold if I lost electricity on a night like last night!
Fun to revisit lots of memories going through oodles of maps for my writings to put in a 'Map Mania' post on LJ.
Yay for thermal undies! :D Good foresight in taking them along with you!
Dependable electricity is good. The electric company here is in the process of cutting down a LOT of trees so there's not a repeat of the ice storm trouble we had a few years ago. some people were without electricity for up to 2 weeks during the coldest part of winter. I wouldn't wish that on anyone without a fireplace... but still... the pretty trees... :(
I look forward to the Map Mania post! :D
Two weeks--that's awful! I hate to think about pipe damage in a situation like that. I get nervous with winter power-outs because I don't want to know how fast my fish tank could get cold and kill the fish. At least my cats and I can huddle. ;)
So that's why they're so keen on tree-butchering of late. =(