Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Living in a deep freeze

We have had a blast of cold, arctic air over the prairies that has been here all week. It has been -40C or close to it for the past 7-8 days. It's at the point it's almost ridiculous. This type of cold is dangerous, so we have all been huddled inside our houses trying to stay warm. I go through more fuel in the truck this time of year, as we need to warm it up a good 20-30 minutes before leaving. With temperatures this cold, there is always that fun feeling of driving on square tires, since the bottoms of the tires freeze and don't warm up enough to unflatten until I'm almost at work. Yes, I'm bitter (no pun intended). According to the weather network, we are suppose to warm up to -1C by the beginning of next week. Holy hannah that's a difference of almost 40 degrees. No wonder everyone is sick. How are you suppose to adjust to that type of drastic weather change?

Did I mention I'm turning 35 tomorrow? Holy crap when did I get old??

8 comments:

fireweedroots said...

Happy Birthday Tina!
We currently have -35.9...Here it's easterly winds directly from Siberia that makes it this cold.

Mom Power said...

Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter,Tinee Marie.Have a great day. Mom

OHN said...

I thought Ohio was cold.

You win.

Way Way Up said...

I'm little surprised by how much colder it is there than here considering how relatively close we are to you guys. Yesterday morning was -36 -- not as cold as last month but still a bit of a shock since it was starting to warm up lately. Supposed to get milder here this weekend too. The cold temps are pretty normals to me though but a little on the cold side even for here. We had the square tire weather issue here too just before Christmas when the tire blew on us.

And don't worry about the big 35. It's not so bad....that's what they say anyway. But I'm only 3 weeks into the big 35 so you might not want to take my word for it.

jojoscrazylife.blogspot.com said...

I can't imagine that kind of cold! Our area of England is experiencing temperatures of around -2 with some snow and the whole place has virtually come to a halt. I can only shake my head and laugh while I go out and play in the snow! God knows when we might see it again over here.

Jody said...

PS - Happy Belated Birthday Mrs. Power. Welcome to old age ;)

Mary Lou said...

35 honey I will take it.. lol I have a few years on you... SUre hope you had a great day.. hugs to the birthday Girl!

Demeter said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TINA!
I always wonder how can we possibly live with such cold temperatures and yet, it is not as cold as where you are. Oh my! I can't wait to see the sun!