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The text came through at 8:50 pm yesterday. Before that hour, there had been hours of speculation. We were not the first corporation in the area to call it. To my surprise there was no two-hour delay game, it was straight to cancellation. It was not just cancellation for today…IT IS FOR 3 days! I do not go back to work until Friday.
The weather reports keep saying the Midwest is colder than Antarctica with this winter storm. I woke up this morning thinking about updating my eLearning page and heard the wind. The new house doesn’t have a fireplace and we miss it. We have found how drafty the windows are.
Earlier the actual temperature was 6 degrees with a – 13 windchill. Tomorrow the high is supposed to be -12 and a low of -22 (without the windchill). I cannot remember when it was that cold before now. I am sure it has been.
Last week I went to school two days. This week it will be only one.
We don’t celebrate winter here so most people will be hunkered down inside their house. To be fair, the weather is not consistent which makes it difficult to adjust. Yesterday afternoon it was 47 degrees before the temperature started to drop several degrees an hour again.
We kept warm in my house. We ate veggie soup with warm bread fresh from the oven.
I am thankful the snow makes everything bright.
I am thankful I do not have to commute many miles this week.
I am thankful for time to finish Slade House by David Mitchell.
I am thankful I will have time to go to the gym every day.
I am thankful I am able to work from home.
I am thankful my furnace works.
I am thankful I am with people I love.
What are your thoughts on winter? What are you thankful for today?