This is not North Dakota, Minnesota, Maine, Alaska, Siberia, or the North Pole.
Oops MamaPea I'm just saying ;]
I would live in any of those places and be better prepared I believe (not Siberia).
It's coastal Delaware and it's 12*.
I went out and shoveled for 2 hrs starting at 7:00am.
The wind chill makes it feel like Antarctica.
We usually get very cold like this several times a winter separated by a few weeks of 30-40*.
May even get to 50* sometimes for a day.
What's different this year is cold arrived and has stayed consistently for 8 weeks now.
We had about 6-8" of snow yesterday into last night.
It started as ice pellets.
They are still there underneath and I can't fix that.
S has deliveries to do and is debating waiting till tomorrow.
That would give Amish (and English) a chance to dig out the drifts.
I know 8" isn't a lot but his truck has an aluminum flat bed on it so no weight involved on the rear.
It's great for loading up to 6 ton of feed for deliveries.
Empty not so much so he has to turn route around and go to farthest stop 1st.
This allows him a better shot at getting back without fishtailing around.
Other than the undercoating of ice covering everything all is well.
Ln has a quarter auction fundraiser tonight about 18 miles south of us.
It benefits her exchange group.
I'm in charge of food.
Guess who hopes it's cancelled?
It will not be.
Knuckle buster for me...
I have to make Veg. Beef soup, celery with cream cheese and/or peanut butter for our personal donations.
Better get cracking as soon as my no circulation legs thaw out.
You'd think with my thunder thighs I'd be plenty warm.
Yea, NO ;/