Polar Vortex? Is that what they are really calling this damn weather system? Isn’t that like a down jacket by Columbia or something? Geez, everything has to have a name nowadays. I call it “hell froze over”. Gawd. -22 degrees this morning. My heat wasn’t keeping up and I had to turn on the fireplace. I never use my fireplace because it is gas and it stinks. It gives me a giant headache. I think I lasted a half hour before I had to turn it off. It warmed up enough and the heat started kicking in. Thank goodness the sun came out and it was toasty all day.
I can’t believe anyone actually went out in this weather. God bless them if they did. My husband had to go to work. He’s management, so he had to be there. I don’t know why they just didn’t close. Well, I do know why, but I won’t bore you with the details. His snow plow froze (yes, literally froze and stopped working), so I think he may have got some actual work done today.
They even suspended mail service today. Seriously! Whatever happened to the old motto “neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail…” Those poor guys who deliver on foot couldn’t possibly go out in this weather. My husband’s uncle is a mailman on foot. I can’t even imagine it on a regular winter day.
Flights are cancelled, Amtrak service is cancelled, school is cancelled, most colleges are even cancelled. Many businesses are closed. Yet this afternoon my daughter says, “can we go out to eat tonight?” Umm, that a big negative. When it is colder here than it is in Siberia, we are definitely staying in, sweetheart. Last I checked, we had not moved to Antarctica. She is loving all the days off of school, except that her teachers are emailing her extra homework.
We have a very large homeless population around here, and I pray that everyone finds a warm place to sleep in this awful weather. No one should be outside for any longer than it takes to get to and from your destination. We should all count our blessings for a warm place to live. To those reading this affected by the weather, please stay safe. It looks like good old Mother Nature may locate her Prozac by the weekend. Amen!