Monday, December 29, 2008

Dudes, it's cold out!!

Ok so in rather short order our not-so-cold weather has dramatically disappeared.
Remember that huge icicle we had in front of our living room window? It fell off last night. The only thing I can think of was that the -35C temps last night finally did it in (it hasn't been this cold in weeks). I'm just glad it didn't break the window on the way down.

It's FINALLY Monday today which means that all the stores in town should be open again after being closed for the holidays - even boxing day - What retail store closes on boxing day?! I normally don't miss the stores down south but I really did this week when I wanted to go and buy stuff and have it NOW instead of ordering stuff online and waiting a week or more (which, I normally quite enjoy but I'm being impatient this week!). gah... Of course New Years puts a kink in the whole stores (and post office) being open thing... Annoying... Another annoying thing? My favourite hardware store in town is closed now - for good (and yes, I have a favourite hardware store). grrr... In a town with limited stores basically every store has at least one thing you can't buy in all the others and this hardware store was FULL of stuff that you could only get there (and for a decent price). I even buy my shampoo at the friggin' hardware store! I of course only find out about this news AFTER the store closes so I even miss out on all the deals! I'm really getting shafted with the shopping this week!

I took some crafty pictures last night but haven't had a chance to upload them. I wanted to write this quickly before I go out to some meetings to let everyone know that it's -37C bleh!

Temperature: -37C (it needs repeating!)
Sunrise: n/a
Sunset: n/a


toni in florida said...

Frack a dack and fruck a duck, that's cold! I can't even imagine surviving a winter in temps like that. Your blood must be thick as syrup!

Megan said...

Anything past -35 is getting a bit silly I think. I've gotten pretty used to the reality of it but poor Glen hasn't - I think his blood has thickened as much as it's going to and he still can't deal with the cold.
We're going to suffer in Australia...

toni in florida said...

"They" say that it should only take one calendar year (all 4 seasons) of suffering for the body to acclimate to a new climate, but I just don't believe it. I can't imagine EVER getting used to extreme cold or heat or dryness.

Happy new year, Megan!

Megan said...

This is Glen's third winter and he's not used to it so I don't think I believe it. Maybe it doesn't count if you go from one extreme to another?

Happy New Year!