Monday, January 12, 2009

Let's talk about the weather

It has been really cold here. I mean really cold. Much colder than it usually gets and certainly much colder than it usually stays. -6°C? That's like 20°F or something like that. That's colder than I've had to deal with since I moved away from Illinois. Which was a long time ago.

You'd think though, having grown up in the midwest, that I'd be all cold proof. Not so. Even less so when things like heaters break. You kind of get used to not having to deal with lasting cold. I won't say I've missed it. But I won't say I hate it either. It just takes a while to get used to it.

Better equipment would help. Double paned windows. Warmer shoes. Coats that are meant only to keep you warm, not to be pretty. I wore a very warm (read: not pretty) coat to school the other day. My students - the guys - all made remarks. Along the lines of, "Well, at least you're warm." Nice.

The freezing walk across the river to the café is nice though. Parts of it are frozen, unexpected and beautiful.

6 comments:

Christina said...

If it makes you feel any better, we are currently under a blizzard watch, and the high on Thursday is a whopping 3 degrees. Other than work, I'll be in hibernation mode the remainder of the week...haha

beth said...

Ok, today was 74 and beautiful. . .but it's very freaky because that's not how weather is supposed to be here in January - we should have rain and we really need rain or a drought(sp?) will be inevitable (once again. . sp?)

The Idle Devil said...

I really dont know how I'd even get out with a -6 degrees C staring me in the face.

zeb33 said...

The older I get the more I hate the cold. It is 11am and currently -12F.

Nicole said...

Christi - I've seen that on the news. Looks cold beyond measure.

Beth - You might not want to advertise that right now.

TID - It does take a bit of motivation.

Zeb - I do not miss that.

Christina said...

it really is. We had yesterday and today off b/c it's far too cold for kids to walk to school and wait for the bus.