I’ve always lived in the western suburbs of Chicago and we Midwesterners are a pretty tough bunch. This subzero stuff happens to us pretty often and we’re generally equipped to deal. But today is a new level of crazy cold.
When I woke up this morning it was -27 actual temperature! Last night I left faucets trickling and cabinet and vanity doors open to allow warm room air to get to the pipes.
I felt like I was taking my life into my hands just going to the end of the driveway to retrieve the papers this morning. Apparently frostbite can occur in two to five minutes when wind chills are -55. Doctors on the morning news shows were telling us not to take deep breaths outside as it can cause lung damage!
As you can tell because I’m blogging I made it back inside safely. And I won’t even have to go out again for the mail because they’ve suspended our postal service today.
Come on Spring!