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Cold enough to freeze the brass balls off a monkey...

Crap! I hate this cold....
Winter I like...
Snow I like...
Cold...I hate it a lot!
Today we have a small bit of snow, and a windchill of -36 degrees Celsius...
That's right, boys and girls...minus 36 degrees.
There's a helluva wind blowing, and just getting from my office to my poor freezing car took every breath I had. The wind is so biting and nasty today, I wonder that anything can survive in it.

There were kitty prints in the dusting of snow on my front porch when I went out to bring in the paper at 7:00 A. M. today...who in their right mind lets a cat out in this miserable weather? Bet the owner's not running around looking for warmth in HIS bare feet, like this poor wee cat is doing.

And...the birds...how do they survive? They are so tiny, with legs not thicker than toothpicks, and they hop from branch to branch, feathers puffed out, singing their tiny brains out.

The weatherman is not standing outside to give us the latest forecast, I noticed. Funny how he's always out when it's sunny, raining, foggy, cloudy...not when it's
-36, though! The guy's go no jam, staying inside the studio today.

Still, here I am, inside our home, with the furnace cranked up to warm everyone...with dinner on the table, a warm woolen sweater and fleece slippers for extra insurance. I'm not working outside pumping gas or towing vehicles or loading accident victims into an ambulance in -36 degree weather, thank you very much...
guess I'll go and make a pot of tea for after dinner, sit down and eat a really hot meal and whisper a thank you for this luxury of warmth that I have...

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