Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Arctic Chill

I love Colorado. I am sitting in my office looking out the window. The sun is shining. The sky is Colorado Blue. The snow is glistening in the sunlight and the trees are swaying with the breeze. It looks pretty... from inside.

The temperature is currently and exactly 0 degrees. The current windchill temperature is -10 degrees.

Do you know how cold that is? It is freeze-your-nose-hairs-in-one-breath-kind-of-cold. It is a you-better-allow-an-extra-hour-to-start-your-car-kind-of-cold. It is freeze-the-dogs-outside-water-in-five-minutes-kind-of-cold. It is just entirely COLD. There is no way to get around it.

And I love it!

Almost. I do love the weather. The pipes in our office building, though, do not. They froze overnight. Therefore, the sewer system in the building is frozen. The maintenance man requested that we use the restrooms across the street in our sister building. OK. Right.

The water system broke a few years ago and we were forced to go across the street for the restrooms. It was NOT sub zero temperatures outside at that point. It is not comfortable nor inviting to walk 50 yards in arctic conditions when you... well... need to go. I wonder how long it will take the pipes to thaw...

Happy Winter everyone, I have a cold walk to take!!!

(This post is dedicated to Dawn who was cold yesterday morning when the temperature in California was 45 degrees! Right now that temperature would feel like a heat wave! Love you, girl!)

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