Monday, February 04, 2008

How Cold Is It?

So, I've experience my first couple of 20-below-with-wind-chill days. And I have a couple of observations.


Surprising, huh?

1. The inside of my garage door ices over.

2. The driver's side door of my car froze shut. Had to crawl in and out of the passenger side for two days.

3. The inside of the windows ice over while you're driving.

4. You can't get your car remotely warm. I had to keep checking the air vents to see if the heat was even on.

5. Even with multiple layers of clothes, coats, gloves, and hats, and the heat on in the car, it's still REALLY COLD!

6. The dog doesn't want to pee outside.

7. The previously-melted snow in my garage turned to ice.

8. They cancel or delay school because it's too dangerous for kids to walk to school in the cold.

The good news is, my garage can double as a freezer.

And best of all, it makes 30 feel almost warm!

Luckily, the super cold days don't last too long so I've been able to survive. However, I'd really like to be able to feel my toes again sometime soon.


Diana said...

I'd feel really sorry for you, but wait, weren't you the one rubbing in how wonderfully warm it was in your previous state??? hmmm, swimming in the winter? :)
Ha! Welcome to the midwest! You're going to LOVE spring!

Jennifer Tiszai said...

Okay, I guess that's a little bit of karma biting me in the butt. So blame this icky winter on me! :)

Madison Richards said...

I grew up in upstate New York, then spent 10+ years in CA before moving to the Pacific Northwest. I have to say, I don't miss 20 below, but I do remember it still! That's something you just don't forget.

But in my opinion, having hard-core changes of seasons is worth it. This may sound overly dramatic, but living through extremes somehow makes every day that much more precious, and I missed that living in California.

Good luck! Unfortunately spring is still a ways out. In New York we used to get snow sometimes in May! Hope for your sake Indiana fares a bit better than that...