16 February 2015

Yeah, It's Freakin' Cold

I try really hard not to complain about the weather.  I can't control it.

I can grumble though.  It's -17 F outside.  Let that sink in for a minute.  That is the ACTUAL temperature.  For my metric peeps, that's -27 C.  Thank goodness there's no wind at the moment.  Wind chills have been in the -30s for the past couple of days.

This is stupid.

I still won't move to Florida.  =)  I'll take North Pole temperatures over Palmetto bugs and house lizards any day.

On the sewing front, I made the muslin of my cardigan (I know, I know...muslin queen) and only need to make a couple of small adjustments.  Pics and details soon.

Take care everyone and be safe!

L

26 comments:

  1. Wow! -17 is painfully cold. I agree with you about palmetto bugs and lizards. As the Russians say, "There is no bad weather, just bad clothes." Stay warm.

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    1. The Russians are on to something! Layers are definitely a good thing. =)

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  2. I had to fly back to San Diego last week to see my dad in the hospital (if you're doing the math, between that and having to put my cat to sleep, yeah, last week sucked), and it was in the mid-80's down there. Mid. 80's. In February. No thanks. I don't miss that at all. I'll happily take a little bit of rain in exchange for moderate temperatures and some semblance of seasons like we have here in the PNW.

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    1. You can have all this foolishness! On Friday, the temp was -22F. WTeverlovingF??

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  3. And to think I complained when it was about 12 degrees here (that's about 53 in F).

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    1. On man, if it were 53F now, you'd see folks in shorts and tank tops!

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  4. Oh now, the house lizards aren't so bad. They give the cat something to do when she finds one. I do NOT miss snow, ice storms, sleet, or below-freezing temperatures since moving to Florida.

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    1. House lizards would terrify me to no end. I'd be the ultimate cat lady just to make sure I never see one of those things!

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  5. Oh that's cold and I suppose our Red Back and Funnel Web spiders wouldn't make a move to Australia any better.

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    1. Or the very large and poisonous brown snakes, all the cockroaches and bigger and better everything creepy crawly.

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    2. Yeah, spiders would be a problem too! Though I suppose I could have a(n) (un)healthy supply of Raid. =)

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    3. SarahLiz: The "Palmetto Bugs" are what folks in the south call giant ugly flying cockroaches. In NYC, they're called waterbugs. Soooo gross!

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    1. Hah...me too. Lips are frozen. =)

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  7. That is seriously cold. I have no idea how people deal with this sort of cold - it must make for very hard work. No wonder the bugs and lizards stay away!

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    1. Most of the schools close because of the extreme cold. At least the snow isn't too bad.

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  8. I am enjoying this weather too! Hope you have an automatic car starter. I have to say, it is really beautiful from inside looking out from the sewing room,

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    1. It really is pretty when the snow fall is fresh. Walking around in this on the other hand...

      I don't have a car starter because I drive manual. I don't think I can get one, though I've never tried.

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  9. I'll swap you some cold for some heat. Last night here in Sydney it was 25 degrees Celcius at 10 pm. Seriously. It makes it so hard to sleep I'm wanting to go where it snows.

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  10. Thats extremely cold, don't forget your thermals.

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    1. I have thermals on top of thermals! Can you believe I see folks walking around with no hat or gloves? Cray!

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  11. I know what you mean! I thought I left the cold in Detroit but Charlotte has it's days too. It's been in the 20's here and today it getting up to 37 degrees with no wind, so I don't mind venturing out.

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    1. Ahhh, a fellow Detroiter! 37 would be balmy given the last week of temps. =)

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  12. I'll take house lizards and ants and anything else to get out of this cold! Niagara Falls is frozen over. Enough of winter.

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    1. I know, I saw that! Those pictures are quite beautiful, though. A dear friend in Canada sent me a link to pictures of PEI and the surrounding region. There is so much snow, it reaches the roof of the house! Unreal.

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