-30 at 8 am

January 16, 2009 at 2:46 pm 2 comments

The house cracked all night as the studs and joists adjusted to the cold.  A few times they rang like gunfire.

No showers this morning. We woke up to partially frozen pipes. Thank doG the kitchen faucets worked so I have coffee.

Both dogs obeyed my ‘urinate’ command instantly. They peed on the sidewalk then executed perfect flip turns to come back in. The urine froze on contact.  Thank doG I didn’t send them out on the deck.

A thick cloud of ice fog lies inert over the creek bed. It should be a good day to see bald eagles. They fish in the small stretch of fast-flowing creek below our house when larger bodies are frozen.

When I went next door to check the pipes at the training center the front door was frozen shut and the keypad was dead.  Thank doG I dug out that side door two days ago.

I could clearly hear our neighbor – a quarter mile away – talking on his cell phone as he did chores.

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  • 1. Caveat  |  January 17, 2009 at 5:24 am

    It’s cold here too but not -30, it’s around -20C tonight, cold enough and clear. That works out to -4F – would probably feel balmy to you guys.

    That reminds me.

    Years ago we had -30 weather for about 10 days. A prof from the Mayo arrived to give a talk. I met him outside and told him to do up his coat because it was around -25 that day. “This feels warm to me” he said “It’s minus 40 at home in Rochester”.

    Made me think if you don’t like cold weather, go somewhere colder in the winter time, not warmer :>)

    Hang in there!

  • 2. Andrew  |  January 18, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I’ll stop whining about 10degsF. Must be getting too citified… need another winter trip to Mongolia to get my perspective straight.

    all best
    A+M+M+J

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