Sunday, January 15, 2012

Seriously Cold

While the New England states are complaining about the cold...it has gotten cold here, too. Seriously Cold. Imagine temps that look something like this.


Can you even wrap your mind around Negative 54???



Yesterday, I don't think we saw anything above -44. But you can't sit around too long...you just start going stir-crazy. So we ventured out to the bookstore yesterday. This is what it looked like.


This fog isn't the typical fog you see in the rest of the country. It is Ice Fog. Which means those are ice crystals floating in the air.



It isn't fun to breathe in. You tend to breathe very shallow, and cover your face with a scarf.




And inside?

This is ice forming on the wood trim around the back door.






Around the windows...






And when it gets this cold...don't let your laundry basket touch the outer wall in the laundry room. The laundry just might freeze to the wall. I speak from experience.

Those blankets are frozen to the window sills.


There's no looking out this window.


And whatever you do, don't touch this door handle with your bare hand!!!


Have you ever been faced with extreme weather?

Hot or cold?