Why do I live here again?

I'm sitting here pondering why I have never chosen to move somewhere tropical, for example, the equator. It's been -40c the past few days here with windchill, and I'm thinking that I should pack myself in the suitcase of a lady from our church who is travelling to South Africa tomorrow with her daughter. I had a miserable day in my chilly office, with most of the afternoon spent huddled over my space heater wondering if the heat blowing on my face will ruin the anti-reflection coating on my glasses and trying to calculate how much more I will spend on gas through the winter months when I have to let my car warm up for an extra 10 min each time I start it. Can you believe that a teenager is delivering phone books down my street at this very moment...yes, we can cancel school and keep the kids home, but still make them work in this weather...terrible! The light at the end of the tunnel is that by Thursday, it should be -5c. Minus. Five. Within the span of 2 days, it's going to warm up 35 degrees. Only on the prairies, people! But hey, at least the sun is shining...

Comments

shinbone #4 said…
It is mighty cold I must agree... but really, I'm telling you long underwear is the way to go. I love to also tell people I'm wearing long underwear... not long johns too boring - LONG UNDERWEAR, it sounds more primitive and I don't know I just like the sound of it more... maybe victorian era rather than primitve - but I digress...
Long underwear and contacts not glasses.
Renee said…
All I can say is that I'm counting the days til when I hit the sand and sun of Cuba...I never thought I would appreciate this trip more!! I think I'm gonna have to invest in those long underwear until then..lol
dags said…
yes, i need to invest in some new long underwear...not sure if mine fits anymore...and as for cuba, i'm just so jealous!
Frozen Kinosoo said…
Now... COLD LAKE ... that's the place to par-taaay! COLD LAKE .... doesn't that just say "Fun" on a COLD WINTER DAY! (But, hey ... it's a "dry" cold, right??) Bundle up - Summer's only 7 months away! Wooo -hooo!
Swoosh said…
You have successfully made me shiver multiple times while reading this, and made me wish I was wearing my long underwear. Sigh. But maybe it's also the fact that they turn the heat off at the school at 4:30 . . .
dags said…
ah, yes..."frozen kinosoo" does like wild parties in cold lake...thanks for the comment!...but they were a little concerned that nobody would know what a kinosoo is, so i thought i would let everyone in on it (well those of you who don't live in cold lake). kinosoo means "big fish" in cree, actually the big fish that lives in cold lake. legend has it that a native warrior was crossing the lake in his canoe one day to go meet the woman that he loved, when all of a sudden the kinosoo came up from the depths of cold lake and swallowed the poor guy and snapped his canoe in two. at least that's what i remember of the legend. it's legends like this that make children afraid of boating in the middle of the lake...or is it a legend? (insert creepy music)
Erin said…
sun? what is this mysterious 'sun' you speak of? I have seen no such thing for a very long time...then again we are bracing ourselves on the coast for another(wait for it)brutally cold day of -4. ouch. and snow too...like 5 whole cm. AAH!! (note sarcastic tone :)
T said…
I concure...WORD!
Anonymous said…
As for the kinosoo legend, that's about what I remember, too. Mind you, I was the woman that he loved . . .
dags said…
Oh, I'm so sorry to dredge up the past...my apologies
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