Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's Cold and That's An Understatement

(c) Misty DawnS

The photo above is from last year's ice storm. Why don't I provide you with a current photo of the ice storm we had this week? I'll tell you why...


It is too dang cold!

Lemme tell ya about my week (since I'm sure you're just dying to hear about it).

On Tuesday, we had a Winter (snow) storm. I was sent home from my new job at 1:30 pm. The ride home usually takes me between 35 and 40 minutes. I got in my front door at 3:00 pm.

I went to work on Wednesday and was informed that an ice storm was in the forecast, and it was expected to start late morning/early afternoon on Thursday. Therefore, they told me to not bother coming in to work on Thursday, because I would get there, then the ice storm would hit, and they didn't want me attempting to drive home in an ice storm. Sooooo...

I stayed home Thursday... and waited for the ice. And, I waited... and waited... and waited some more. NO ice?!?! At 5:50 pm (the time I would have been walking through the door after a day at work), the ice started. HELLO!!! That's not exactly "late morning"! Which means I miss a day of work I didn't need to miss... which means I missed a day of pay we desperately did not need to miss!

So, the ice storm proceeded throughout Thursday night and into Friday morning. Friday morning, the roads were a solid sheet of ice. Finally, after fretting about how we could not afford for me to miss more work, Hubs took me to work and then visited his great-aunt at the hospital and perused some stores until it was time to pick me up from work.

NOW - we have severe wind chill advisories... and, trust me, the wind is blowing, and, in case I haven't mentioned it...

It's dang cold!

Yes, I think wind chill temperatures of -25 F (-31.67 C) qualifies as...




Missouri weather has been crazy all week! And you are is dang cold!


I know the temps aren't as low here, but it's Dang Cold in my neck of the woods, too (for us anyway). ;)

Stay safe and warm!


It's really cold here, too. I stayed inside all day. The windchill is supposed to be -30° tomorrow morning, so I probably won't even go walking. My cutoff is -20°!

Mom Knows Everything

Come's cold, but it's warm in my house.

Anonymous sure is cold this time of the year. And this marks the season of Christmas. Speaking of which, I found this cool site today, It allows you to create animated e-cards featuring a chorus of singing and dancing pets that bark or meow your favorite holiday songs. What's more fun is that you can even use your friends' or your own pet's photos. I sent one to my friends, and boy, it was a sure hit!

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