Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What happens at 40 degrees below zero wind chill?

I thought some of you in warmer climates might wonder what happens when it is 40 degrees below zero (with windchills) for a couple of days...

* A less than an hour commute turns into 3 hours - each way!
*The heat in your van goes out when you drive your oldest son back to college. An hour spent in an unheated car at extreme temperatures is painful.

*Your windows freeze up on the inside.

*Interior door thresholds frost up along with door knobs and locks.

*You dress your dog in a handsome new blue sweater (Orion's Christmas gift compliments of my sister!)

*Then you bundle him up in a winter coat. Spend 15 minutes wrestling him into boots only to have him shake them off in 15 seconds before going out the door.

And after all that, what is the best way to warm up?

Spend your evening sewing up a few snowmen, of course :)

We hit the positive digits in temperature today during the day, but it is still dipping below zero at night.
Winter in Chicago (lately nicknamed Chiberia). I think it just shows what a strong people we are and up to the challenge :)

"Seek good, not evil, that you may live.
Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.
Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts.
Perhaps the Lord God Almighty will have mercy..."
~Amos 5:14-15

Blessings, Patti


annie said...

Nowhere near that here, just below 0 for a few days and nights, with 24 below 0 wind chills, I have frosted wet doorknobs, and ice under the doors, winter~~~~~~!

WoolenSails said...

Somebody doesn't look too happy about getting dressed to go out, lol. Perfect weather to stay in and work on projects.


Raffaella said...

Perfect weather to embroider... dreaming summer!

Marilyn said...

It's too cold here too in WI.
We haven't gotten above zero in days. :(
Great idea to sit and stitch Snowmen.
Orion is so cute in his sweater.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Love Orion's coat collection !
I think I'll just stay under my heating blanket !

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

That's a good way to compensate for the blustery days....
And dry air...our house is so dry because all of the moisture is frozen on the windows and sills and jams that our noses are bleeding! YIKES... :)

Prims By The Water said...

I heard it was so cold at the Lincoln zoo that they had o move the polar bears inside so they did not freeze. Brrr. I left my house in 18 below and ironically the temp was 18 above when I got home. Your fur baby is cute dressed up. Not fun to drive with no heat. I feel bad for you. Janice

Kellie from Indiana said...

Right by Chicago so I hear ya. Glad to be crawling out of the artic vortex. Have not seen this kind of weather here since my 20s but funny how the memory hits you as soon as you open the door.

Doreen Frost said...

Wishing you warmth!!

We have had bitter cold temperatures here in Vermont as well, tho NOT as cold as you have been experiencing. Stay safe and warm.


Karen said...

I'm so thankful to be above zero today lol - 23 above feels like a heatwave and I so get your pain. Standing in an unheated garage - I'm guessing waiting for repairs - brrr that doesn't sound good. Love Orions little sweater - how cozy. Really loving your snowman to.
Stay Warm - Karen