: brrr :

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It’s 3:30 in the afternoon, 19º with a wind chill that makes it feel like 6º, and at some point during the night the world froze solid. We’ve been glazed. Coated. Frosted.

Does anyone remember Doctor Zhivago? Well, today’s a page out of that book.

The weather geniuses had been predicting a snowfall of 1 to 3 inches of snow, so when I woke up this morning that’s what I expected to find. Snow. Stoopid, stoopid snow. But, no, there was no snow. Instead the world was encased in about an eighth of an inch of ice.

This was not a welcome surprise.

Simply defrosting my windshield required an ice scraper, a stiff brush, half a can of windshield de-icer, a defroster on high, and forty minutes. Just as challenging was getting the car door open, a task which required two people and ten minutes.

The worst part of all? This, my friends, is the heat of the day. It’ll only get colder from here. Tonight the temperature is supposed to drop to 12º, with winds of 15 mph. Needless to say, I won’t be leaving the house until May.

Please, send soup.

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17 Responses to “: brrr :”

    • publikworks

      We had that weather system last week. It ended with the icy day yesterday. Today is sunny and bright, but it’s still too cold for anything to melt. So hang on, the sun’s coming …

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  1. DoRo

    Staying indoors like bear in hibernation is probably not an option…this too shall pass…seasons are predictable like that! :)

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  2. writerdood

    I want to walk through that picture. Someone should use that in a video game. Battle through a frozen mansion. I’m in.

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  3. Lenore Diane

    Yes – I second Never Contrary. I’ll send soup, if you would please send the sun. We’ve not seen the sun for over a week. Rumor has it that the sun may make an appearance on Thursday. We’ll see.
    I empathize with you and the ice, though. GA rarely gets snow – we get ice. Ice is far more dangerous/treacherous than snow. Be careful, Lisa.

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    • publikworks

      The sun will be back, LD. It pulled its disappearing act up here last week, but showed up all shiny and refreshed today. So don’t despair.

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  4. Lukraakvars

    Wow that really sounds bad. Here in South Africa people are complaining about it being too hot… if I could I would bottle some heat and send it to you.

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    • publikworks

      The heat is one thing I never complain about. No matter how hot it gets. But I’ll start whining about the cold the second the temperature drops below 80.

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  5. Roly

    hovering between 25 and 35C here. Keep warm. :) ….I and my computer have both been receiving care and attention and I am pleased to say I can now read and comment again. Long may it last…….

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    • publikworks

      Oh, that’s wonderful, Roly!!! I’m so happy to hear that. I’ve missed seeing your happy little gravatar. Welcome back, my friend : )

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