Welcome to February. I want to thank all of you who remained on board the ride as I indulged my fascination with Just Jot January. I will now revert back to my normal weekly schedule, and, as your reward, I will keep this short.
As the title informs you, we are exiting a cold snap. Yesterday, Sunday, was the warmest of the past three days. When I was bundling up to take Maddie outside, it was 3°f (-16°c) – that’s cold. It was colder earlier when The Editor first took Maddie outside at 5:00 am. Fortunately, the wind had died down from the blustery day that was Saturday. Early Saturday morning, the wind chill – for those of you who don’t experience wind chill, it’s how cold it feels on a windy winter day – was -20°f (-29°c). Maddie still found it necessary to check the perimeter, but we did so at a brisk pace.
The days got warmer in the afternoon. Although Friday never made it beyond the teens, Saturday and Sunday both saw highs reach into the mid-twenties. Positively balmy. Now we are preparing for another round of snow.
Having four seasons means experiencing winter. It’s not that bad, especially these days. Even before my retirement and covid, there were opportunities to work remotely to avoid snow covered roads – sometimes. Of course, there was also my boss who scheduled staff meetings on days when the forecast included snow. Our homes, our cars
and our offices have reliable heat (when I was working, my office was never warm unless I added a space heater).
I am sharing some pictures in the gallery from our cold weekend. I’m told we may see 40°f (4°c) by Thursday. By then, we’ll be singing “We’re Having a Heatwave” but for today, I’m sharing the song stuck in some of your heads after reading the title. The song suffered under the weight of complaints that it was sexist. I hope no one is offended today.