McKenzie was excited to tell me that they got to watch television
in class today. “I got to see Barack Obama’s reincarnation Mom!” I did correct her and tell her that it was an inauguration but the more I think about it... Sounds like it was an exciting time though with Michelle Obama rolling her eyes after hearing a comment from Boehner, daughter Sasha yawning during her father’s speech and the president talking about how he loves Michelle’s new bangs. That’s what I like about the Obama’s, they are so normal.
It’s soooo cold outside. How cold is it you ask? Well let me tell you. It’s so cold a man from Iowa City stole a Jeep because he wanted to escape
the bitter Iowa weather and move to greener pastures. He was caught and busted in Mississippi. Now that’s cold!
I knew it was cold this morning when I fell out of bed and my
pajama’s shattered into a million pieces. I looked out the window and saw two squirrels throwing themselves onto an electric fence just for heat. I chipped a tooth eating soup and while walking from the grocery store to my car I figured out the rock rattling around in my shoe was actually one of my toes!
But seriously, -28 degrees is a special kind of cold. Many cars
won’t start running and noses won’t stop. Nose hairs instantly freeze and it hurts to breath. Any exposed skin will freeze in a matter of minutes. Cars take a while to warm up and it’s common for tire pressure lights to go off indicating that your tire pressure is low in one or more tires. But I have to admit that things aren’t nearly as bad as they were years ago, cars have come a long way.
When we were first married I can remember having to set an alarm
on cold nights and get up every couple hours to start the cars or they wouldn’t start in the mornings. I also remember how happy I was the day we bought dip-stick heaters so we wouldn’t have to get up in the night. Jump starting cars was a common sight and jumper cables were a must have back then. But now thankfully the weather is easier to contend with when it comes to cars.
It seems clothes are warmer too and designed to better suit the
needs of an Iowan. When I was a kid I remember putting bread bags on my feet and then my boots. That way the water from the snow wouldn’t leak through and freeze your feet. No need for bread bags today, boots are made a lot better and so are coats.
But like the dude that stole the Jeep and ran off to Mississippi,
I can still understand where he’s coming from.
Stay warm friends!