Friday, January 16, 2009

A morning greeting from your friendly neighborhood icicle - I mean librarian

The back yard

When I left for work, it was -10 this morning. I don't think I've ever left the house when it was that cold, ever. Brr. I hope to have a nice warm fire at home again tonight. And I hope that the kids who come over for their story time today don't have blue fingers and toes.


Shane and Casey said...

Around there, do you normally start your car 15-30 minutes before you go anywhere? I don't recall reading where you are exactly, but I'm sure I read it somewhere :)

Christopher Busta-Peck said...

I'm in the Cleveland, OH area - Shaker Heights to be specific.

Some people do start start their cars ahead of time, but I don't. Mine takes forever to warm up - I had to make a side trip and it took me about 30 minutes to get to work this morning, and when I got here, the thermostat on the car still read "cold".

What I need are a couple of large dogs to keep me warm. I'm not sure what I'd do with them while I am working.

Shane and Casey said...

A little tip from a cold climate: put a chunk of cardboard in front of your radiator, covering 75% or more. It will warm up much quicker. Obviously take it out when the temperatures outside start to warm up in the spring.

Mary Beth said...

And the -10* doesn't even take into account the windchill that was -25*.

Hey, at least it's up to -6*, now!

Ugh, ugh, ugh.