Thursday D’oh – Short Days

Very cold sunset

Norm has given us a couple of weeks off, which is good, given that the temperature when I left for work today was 6°f (-14°c) – not exactly doorscurrsion weather. I thought about how to fill the gap, and I decided that we should all get a day off.



I’m working all week, but I’m taking the long way in, via Great River Park, and I’m coming straight home. So, while I am missing the late sunrise, but I’m catching a bit of the early sunsets. I hope you enjoy the photos in the gallery and the rest of this week.

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      1. Minus 23???? If it got that cold here, people would literally die. We don’t have the clothing or infrastructure and our homes have been described as glorified tents. (Double glazing, seals and insulation is not much of a thing.)
        Think I’ll just stick to snowy photos, thanks.

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        1. Then you definitely don’t want to know about my hometown which was -46C yesterday.

          You make an interesting point though. I would simply die at temperatures in the 40C range every summer. The cold is easier for us to manage, thank you very much!!

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    1. That was yesterday. this morning, it’s 3°f (-16°c). The forecast high is 12°f (-11°c), so downright balmy. The hard part today will be the wind – 10-20 mph with gusts as high as 30mph – I think that’s almost 50 kph. We might get more snow over the weekend, but it doesn’t look like it will be much.

      Your temp yesterday seems pretty hot, I think I might rather bundle up for the cold. There’s only so much you can do to get cool.

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  1. I’ve been here in FL for 47 years, but I still remember (and want to see again) the winters of my youth!! Skating on Greenwood lake, NY or at Roosevelt Field, building igloos – great times!

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    1. By the end of this week, I’m guessing kids will be skating on local lakes. The CT River is frozen about 25% in from each shore just below Hartford. Probably not strong enough to walk on, but it’s getting there.

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  2. 6 degrees here this morning, but going up to a balmy 16 degrees today. Woohoo! Sitting on the couch with a cat in my lap sounds great….but the cat would have to be the size of a lion to keep me warm!

    Especially love the photos that catch the reflection from the river. Beautiful.

    Sweet Maddie looks like she’s thinking, as she gazes at the snow, ” Is that all there is?”

    My Murphy got a BIG fuzzy candy cane for Christmas, but her nose is out of joint after seeing Maddie’s stuffed brussel sprout!!! Ummmm, yeah, spoiled rotten. Lol.


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    1. Thanks. I love rivers and reflections. I stop at that park several times each week. I’m always early for work, so there’s always time.

      Maddie cherishes every toy she gets from Faith, but she has already ripped two holes in it. Last year, Faith gave her a “Grinch” toy that had three stuffed hearts. Maddie systematically removed the squeaker from the two larger hearts, leaving the Grinch with the original heart that is “two sizes too small”

      I hope Murphy’s candy cane lasts longer.


  3. Sorry about work, Dan. I’m finishing up my use or lose leave — that just means I didn’t take any time off January to October, lest you feel a green-eyed monster lurking.
    The cold sunset photo is gorgeous — worthy of framing. I enjoyed all of them. And I’m glad to see Maddie is getting her broccoli! Have a thriving Thursday!

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    1. Thanks Teagan. I hope you’re enjoying your week. Are your neighbors still away ?

      I volunteered to work, since others in my department have children still living at home. I didn’t realize it was going to be this cold but the building is almost heated :)


    1. It was three this morning. And, I pointed out to someone yesterday that while there might not be much difference between 82 and 85, there’s a huge difference between 3 and 6. I guess that means you don’t want to move here or have your children move here…”grandma is not coming there for Christmas”


    1. Thanks! You are right, it’s what we are/get used to. The wind is nasty today, but I am dressed in layers. I get to work before the heat cycles on in the building. It’s been 55°f when I get here these past few days. That’s a little cool for an office.

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  4. So, I guess you don’t want to hear me complaining about how cold it’s been in the mornings here at 31F. Scrapping off the ice and defrosting my car before I head out is taking about 10 minutes extra lately. I can’t imagine how long it takes to defrost and scrap the ice off your windows before work!

    The blue dome is pretty especially all lit up. Maddie looks like she enjoys that kind of broccoli. :)

    Stay warm, and enjoy the rest of the week!

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    1. Fortunately, the car is in a garage at home. I get to work early enough that I can park across from my office and hit the remote start. It’s wasting gas, but it was 8° when I left for home, so…

      Maddie is carrying the broccoli around from room to room.

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      1. You have a remote start on the car?!!! I think that’s a bit too smart for me, but man it does sound convenient especially if you’ve got the heater set to come on straight-away too. 8°F is too cold! I’d not only want remote start and heater on full blast, but an auto drive to pick me up wouldn’t go unappreciated. :)

        AWWW! That’s adorable about Maddie carrying her broccoli to every room.

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  5. I like the Colt’s door, the cityscape shots, and I love Maddie with her broccoli “toy.” I wondered if she likes broccoli and carrots like my sister-in-law and brother’s two puppies like to eat?
    Hopefully, you are going to have a great weekend and the Best New Year in 2018, Dan, your wife and Faith. 🎆 ✨ 🎉

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    1. Norm Frampton is the host of Thursday Doors, the blog series I normally participate in on Thursdays.

      Temperature is relative. I moan and groan about the heat and humidity when I have to travel south in the summer, so I’ll cut you some slack.

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      1. Same. Lots of single and not quite teens here. Frequent negative nights.
        They really are pretty. I think I’d have to drive downtown to get a decent lights o’er the bridge shot, and it would probably be bokeh, and I’d have to pretend that’s how I intended it! haha!

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