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Marilee J. Layman

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06:58 pm: Brrrr!
It was 26F today and the wind was strong enough to scoot the van while on a bridge. The windchill is 9F, and this is supposed to be one of the coldest days of the year. I'm sure folks who live farther north don't think this is a big deal, but it is here.

Junie kept me awake most of the night, I think because Loki was sleeping in the recliner instead of at the bottom of the bed with her, so I didn't get up until 1pm. I took the box to the UPS store, stopped at the ATM to get next week's money (drive right by it between UPS and library) and dropped that restaurant guide book at the library.

I'm starting to change medical records, bills and taxes, and other things I have to file to the new year. I'll still keep the last year versions of those, but the new ones will bump the four-year-old files out to the storeroom.

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Date:January 3rd, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
Yes, below freezing can be quite cold in buildings not really built for it. You'll probably get more drafts, for example. Stores here very often have double doors (meaning a small entry hall) to limit drafts when people come in. And we have clothing, and habits of how to wear it, and so forth, too. And have driven off all the people who really hate the cold :-).

High today was 1F here :-).
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Date:January 3rd, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
The condos are really fine -- I keep mine at 70F (and when I turn on the instant-read meat thermometer, it always shows 70 or close) -- it's outdoors. The van heats up after about 7 minutes and those first minutes are very hard. I have an emergency pack in the van, in case something happens where I can't call for help, but I'm rarely in that kind of place.

I have a pretty good selection of clothes, including a down deer-hunter hat, but when you get somewhere warm that you're only going to be for a few minutes, that's a lot of clothes to carry around for those minutes. Maybe your stores are colder than ours.
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