Did I say, “Not very cold?”

The outdoor pickup on my cool digital indoor/outdoor thermometer still says it’s a mere 27o – in fact it hasn’t changed in several hours – but I’m telling you the US Congress has turned down the thermostat to punish us for electing Trump and now the nation is locked in an ice age. I didn’t know they could do that, and am not convinced it’s a good thing. With the wind chill, I estimate it’s approximately -7000o out there.

Went out briefly to tend the ladies in the Fortress of Attitude, who are completely freaked out and refusing to leave the coop, and came in so cold I went full kit before venturing outside again…

freezing
Got that mad bomber hat in late autumn, as the last bit of clothing I needed to survive Frozen Earth caused by a government shutdown, tried it on for size and then literally never put it on my head again before this morning because it’s instant overheat. This morning it was none too warm as I cleaned off the solar panels – pointlessly, since there’s no sun – and took Little Bear for a most sincerely abbreviated walky. Came back to the Lair with my five remaining toes frozen, because I forgot about that nice Sorel boot S&L gave me last year…

boot
You may be sure I’ll be wearing it next time, though. Still have to get my frozen ass over to Landlady’s at some point. Glad I replaced the Jeep battery last summer, it can get reluctant to start when things get this cold.

The Lair, however, is almost uncomfortably toasty now. So Uncle Joel’s still not bitching about winter. Very much.

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3 Responses to Did I say, “Not very cold?”

  1. MamaLiberty says:

    I hear you, Joel. Right now I’m snowed in for the third time since the first of December, and I’m a bit tired of it. Luckily, I don’t really need to go anywhere now, and if I’m still snowed in when I do need something, two neighbors have offered to come get me and take me to town. Can’t get much better than that. :) The down side is that my firewood is all under quite a drift of snow. I really need to build a shelter for it by next year.

  2. Joel says:

    I’m much happier for having finally built a permanent woodshed. Everything else is covered with snow and ice, but my firewood is dry and combustible.

  3. Mike says:

    “Not very cold” is a subjective term. As I get longer and longer in the tooth age wise the cold get’s to me more and more. That Sorel boot is a great thing to have in the cold, I’ve had the same pair going on 25 years. All I do is swap out the liners every couple of years because they compress to the point of loosing their insulation qualities.

    Stay warm Joel, or at least as warm as you can.

To the stake with the heretic!