Monday, January 13, 2014

I Still Love Where I Live!

This past week the whole country was in an unusual "deep freeze".  Every state in the country registered a temperature below freezing for a least a short time on the same day... even Hawaii.  It was a very unusual weather week for everyone.

Where I live, we had an official temperature of -16 degrees with a wind chill factor of -36 degrees.  Some places were warmer, some colder.  Our news broadcasts were giving suggestions on how to dress for this weather and how to stay safe.  Family and friends were calling and emailing to check on each other and make sure everyone was doing okay.

Since I was raised by the ultimate "boy scout" I try to always be prepared.  My dad's mantra was, "It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it".  So at the beginning of winter every year I pack a bag to put in the trunk of my car and keep it there until spring.  In it I pack snow pants, wool sox, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves.  Hopefully I'll never need it, but I'm ready... just in case.

In my previous blog "I Love Where I Live" dated 12/16/13, I talked about the crazy weather here and how much fun the little "surprises" from nature are.  Last Wednesday we had the -16 degree temperature.  By Friday we were in the 50s.  It was snowing on Wednesday.  It rained on Friday and Saturday.  On Sunday it was in the 40s, sunny and almost all the snow was gone.  I can't wait to see what tomorrow's weather will bring.  SURPRISE!!!

I still love where I live!

Love,  Paula

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