Tonight, our low is supposed to be 14 and feel like 4. I know that some of you live in areas where that’s considered warm but I do think we get acclimated to our temps. I’ve mentioned before that when we moved here from MO, we laughed at people wearing coats when it was 40° and now, that’s us!
When we were in Louisiana, it was in the upper 40’s and the neighbor was outside with a jacket, a hat and gloves. Vince and I were out with Rita and we were wearing short sleeves – no jacket, no gloves. He walked over and said “You folks must be Yankees! Are you not cold?” We laughed and he then saw our Texas plates and he said “Really? You live in Texas and you aren’t cold?”
Let me tell you . . right now it’s 32°, feels like 21°, is drizzling and it feels COLD. We had about 20 – 12 packs of soda (not all Dr. Pepper!) in the shop and it will probably freeze in there tonight so we bundled up with our coats, gloves and hats and moved all those into the sewing room. There were some old sodas that we’re not going to drink (not Dr. Pepper!) so we threw those out . . kinda did a little cleaning while freezing our back sides off.
We turned the heater on in Cat’s house but I think she’s decided she’ll just sleep upstairs in the shop. It isn’t heated and the only heater we have has as blower on it and I think that would scare her but at least the wind isn’t hitting her. We put down some old rugs and blankets and then took a big box and put old towels in there so hopefully she can find a place to curl up and stay warm for the next three nights.
The heat is on in the greenhouse and in all the chicken coops. I don’t even want to think about how much propane we’re going through out there.
Three days of serious (for us) cold . . I’m thankful because I know some places have months and months of it.