One would think living here you'd be prepared and for the most part I/we are. Extra mitts, goretex overpants, hat, scarf, etc. The funny part is this cold and all I added was a thin fleece vest. It's cold out, so I need an extra layer, otherwise I'm wearing the same stuff I was when it was 40 C warmer. Acclimatization is a beautiful thing.
Brent -- I see you mentioned that you guys have become acclimated to the cold and prepare via extra mitts, hats, gloves, etc. If you don't mind me asking, how does your little buglett handle such extreme cold? What about waiting for the school bus in the am -- does she get to wait inside?
Well, no school bus for starters. We're about as hideously suburban as can be, Cul-de-sac about a mile from the school means no bus for you. So we drop her off and pick her up in this weather. But she has a nice parka, heavy duty winter pants that go over her regular clothes (think ski pants), mitts, hat. Generally they don't let them outside on days like this, mostly because kids are now pussies.
Honestly, I don't know if it's because our parents were trying to kill us or just didn't know any better or what, but we used to play outdoor hockey in weather like this. I remember being 8 and playing at a rink where between periods all the kids were crying in the dressing room because the blood and feeling was returning to their feet. The coaches were disgusted with a bunch of 8 year olds bawling like babies and sure enough we had to lace 'em back up and go out for the next round. Not my happiest hockey memory and probably not a smart thing to do, but now they're cancelling school because it's cold?? Gimme a break, you're going to be inside, not lying naked in a snow drift
It's warmed up considerably today, only -34 C with the windchill, so only -29 F. Hey, it's 25 F warmer, that's gotta be good, right?
I'm probably going to go buy a new battery for the car today
It was a little sluggish (8 years old too) the last couple of days.