Thursday, January 31, 2008

It's all relative

This I overheard yesterday:

"We're going to New York this weekend, when it will be a lot warmer, in the 30s." Sounds balmy.
When I got in my car to go home yesterday evening it had warmed up 10 degrees since the morning commute, when the thermometer read -14 (yes, that's a minus), not factoring for wind chill, which was about twice that.

It is "warming up." This morning the thermometer read a comfy 1 degree. You'd be surprised what a difference that makes. The weather forecasters have suspended their cold advisories, when they warn people not to leave skin exposed or go out alone and broadcast threats of hypothermia and frostbite. It's 6 right now, and sunny, but the wind chill makes it feel like -6, but at least we're headed in the right direction. It's days like these I'm thankful for hot flashes. Strange days, indeed.

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