The old saying when Hell freezes over surely must have come to pass this week with more than half of the country in a deep freeze. One news source claims record low temps will cost US $5B as millions forced to stay at home.
Local Meteorologists were tracking the impending arctic blast that was sweeping across the country on Sunday. With the threat of ice precipitation followed by snow accumulation, DH made the call to try to go to work after the sun rises. Monday morning, we woke with snow on the ground and bitter temps. Our highs for the day of 21° came at 8am and the temperatures fell all day.
The snow that fell was a dry powder. A thick layer of ice coated DH’s car windshield. It took him about half an hour to clean it off before he could leave for the day. Our street had some ice, but Knoxville main arteries were clear. DH later reported to me that our back streets were ice-covered and quite tricky in spots. Thankfully, he got to and from work okay.
By Tuesday morning a report claimed at least 49 cities with record-breaking lows. DH bundled up in layers to keep him snugly warm before braving the cold and arrived at work safely. Knoxville was among the list of record breakers reporting a bone-chilling 2°. Did your city make the cut? Don’t feel bad, if it didn’t.
These cartoons are funny, but none of us will be laughing when our utility bills arrive next month that’s for sure. I wonder what became of Al Gore’s global warming crisis. Oh yeah, the sun was frozen, too.
How do you combat winter’s cold snaps?
What was the temperature at your home Tuesday morning?
I did not get to link up Patrice on Tuesday for Chats on the Farmhouse Porch, so I am joining in today.
- How much baking did you do before and after Christmas? I didn’t do much baking this Christmas, either before or after. The only thing I baked this year was an Italian Cream Cake and Gingerbread cookies.
- Do you get more inspired to bake when the temps are cooler? Sometimes, but not lately. I think I prefer to not think about baking unless it is something that isn’t sweet. I need to stay away from stuff like that.
- Do you have any food intolerance or allergies? I am lactose intolerant. Supposedly, I am allergic to pecans and tuna, but I do not avoid them. Why I even have hot cocoa occasionally made with milk. Just as long as I don’t drink a lot of it, then the fall-out isn’t too bad.
- When was the last time you were in a restaurant? The last time we dined out was in August when we took the children to Bravo for a family dinner. We don’t eat out often.
- What’s your favorite accent(speech)? I like a variety of accents, but my favorite may be of the Irish or Scots. Perhaps, it’s my own Irish roots which make me partial to this speech.
- My favorite time of the year is when the earth bursts alive in the spring with its colors.