Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I hate winter.
Have you ever had the snot on the inside of your nose freeze?
In less than a minute of being outside?
Well I have, today.
I do not mean to be a downer but I am sooo sick of it and being cold.
Despite Dave plugging in his truck last night and running it at midnight it did not start this morning, not even a chug or spatter. Frozen solid.
Then again, it is -53 degrees C out there!
He ended up trying to start my truck and despite not being plugged in the beast fired up, it is a monster!
I was worried about going out, Ethan had had a fever since 11pm last night and it continued off and on throughout the night and continued today.
I was worried that his ear infection was coming back but his fingers were in his mouth more than his ears and after feeling around in there I figure he is cutting molars. He is miserable and spent the whole day in my arms.
If he is not better in the morning we will have to brave the cold and get to a doctor, poor little man.
After work Dave tried to get his truck running again with no luck and we ended up towing it to my parents garage.
Boy we miss our old double attached garage!
Old areas are nice in the summer, pretty and eclectic, but in the winter, just cold and drafty!
Now let me tell you towing a vehicle was a new experience for me. We bundled up the kids, I drove the Durango and Dave steered his truck. It was weird and stressful, yet kinda fun to get out and have an adventure.
We made it there without incident and pushed his truck into the garage. Turned on a few heaters, one huge kerosene one and a little electric and let it thaw for a few hours.
It is cold, so cold that when you go to slow down at a red light the vehicle doesn't really slow to a crawl, it just kinda abruptly halts.
The screen doors slam hard and wood doors stick really bad.
Ice is growing on the windows and man holes are steaming then freezing over.
Going out into this cold is crazy, frostbite only takes moments and your limbs go numb if you are not in layers.
My face is still a little tender. I had frostbite on my cheeks as a teen walking to school in weather like this and to go out in it again was like an instant refresher. My cheeks where numb and so was my butt and legs. My snot was frozen in my nose and the tears that leaked from my eyes froze too.
I should have worn thermals and a scarf!!
I cannot believe that Dave was out working in this all day. Mind you he didn't have to run any cable outside, it snaps in this brutal of temp, but still, he is tough!!
And it is supposed to be colder tomorrow!
Why do we live here????
Here is the ice on my parents front door....on the inside.
After getting home we cranked the heat and guzzled hot chocolate. Mmmmm, noting like bringing back the warmth like a hot cup of cocoa!
With sprinkles and whipped cream and .... berries, hmmmm.
Posted by familymclean at 12:06 AM