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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.

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cold -12/-33 windchill
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On January 30th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC), silvanime commented:
I am very glad to hear that you are safe and warm. Those temperatures really are crazy.
On January 31st, 2008 12:05 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It's been fun listening to people complain! =) And the teens on the bus saying it's the coldest ever.
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On January 31st, 2008 12:52 am (UTC), wispywillow commented:
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
On January 31st, 2008 12:10 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Yay indeed!

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. =(

Heh, thanks!