-19 in Unity-Troy . . . by the time I got to work in Bangor it was a balmy -10.
Had to take the wife's Subaru . . . my Honda Accord decided it didn't want to leave the garage.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."
"Death is only one of many ways to die."
+34 this morning. What a difference a day can make!
I'd really rather not cache, but I am helpless in the grip of my compulsion!
Hey! Dont forget to submit your suggestions for the Ammo Can! It's your newsletter. Help to make it wonderful!! P.S. I apologize now for the typos and misspellings in my post.
Jumping in late, but the temp was a nose freezing -17 degrees in Oakland.
It sounds like the old story of walking uphill to school in 10 feet of snow, but when I was in the Air Force, my first base was Grand Forks, North Dakota.
If you have never spent a winter in the upper plains, it is truly the 7th level of Dante's inferno. The average daily high seemed to be 0 with at least a week of -15 to -25 now and then. My 1983 Suburu had the worst time starting until I put a block heater in it. At the time most every parking spot had a plug in. You would wrap an extension cord around your grill, raise the hood, plug in the car, and close the hood. That way no one could steal the extension cord.
One morning, getting ready to spend a very exciting shift walking around a B-52 bomber, I was out in the deathly cold scraping off my windshield. An idiot from Alabama (feel free to think it, I did ) walked out with a pot of boiling water. He announced loudly to us "You Northern boys may be the stupidest M.F.ers ever". Despite the guys from Maine, Minnesota, and Montana telling him not to, he poured the hot water on his -20 degree windshield. The result, a magnificent implosion that dropped glass throughout the interior of his car. Because he called us stupid, No one would give him a ride to work and we made him walk. The northern tier boys considered it a life lesson.
Needless to say, when Desert Shield kicked off, my first thought was "War Zone? Is it warm?". I quickly volunteered. The result? I spent 6 Months in sunny Saudi Arabia and 12 months in sunny Diyarbakir, Turkey. I don't regret a single minute.
In 19 years, 6 months and 9 days I can retire. (maybe) I assure everyone, I'm going to a place where the word "snowflake" is not part of the vocabulary.
Why can't we get a government sponsered tick eradication program?