28 November, 2009

Freakin' Wintertime Here!

I think we're getting ready to have a blizzard down here. My impromptu waterfall is gonna freeze.

What follows is an exchange of emails we had this morning with Doug and Twyla. Most of this exchange was after Doug and I had walked the doggies, fulfilling the pack imperative. I had goose-bumps most of the way, although I did take my fleece jacket off after a while on the walk. The layering system, you know. It could be dangerous to work up a sweat in this frigid weather.

Here's the exchange:
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 6:00 am

From: doug
To: dave
Subject: Temperature...

It's 67 F in the kitchen this morning!

Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 7:15 am
From: dave

To: doug
Subject: Re: Temperature...

I just looked at my WeatherMate... it says it's currently 64. Where's my long johns? Who do we complain to?

Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 7:38 am

From: doug
To: dave
Subject: Re: Temperature...

...tuckin' back into bed to warm up!

Now we know we're really getting aclimatized (or is it traumatized?) down here. We just don't have warm enough clothes for this. I'm wearing socks, of all things, 'cause my feets are freezing! I've got sweatpants on and a fleece jacket. I need gloves, but I can't wear 'em and use the keyboard. I need a knit hat. Where's my balaclava? Doug and Twyla call it a toque - pronounced toook. Even my coffee is cold! Ick!!!


sandy a said...

somehow I just can't sympathize!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder Dave, must add to the list of stuff for winter wear here in Belize - those little gloves that only come to the knuckle.
Would be great for doggie duty in the early am.

the neighbours..

orchis said...


This is no winter... believe me!!!
I know, what I'm talking about. We have 49°F and the forcast for next week 33°F :(
So don't complain!!! ;)

Julian in SC said...

Oh my goodness... you have indeed become wimps!! I went walking this am in shorts and the temp was a balmy 61 F. My cutoff on wearing shorts is when it gets below 45 F.

Acclimated my rear... just wimps!

Hope you never have to go back to Washington in the winter LOL...

leigh childs said...

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