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Jan. 3rd, 2014 02:21 pm
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So, Happy Deep Freeze -- erm, New Year.

Much of the country is under a thick layer of snow and a worse layer of sub-zero wind chills. Here in Ann Arbor and environs, it got down to minus Too Effing Cold last night, with a wind chill of Jayzus God Put The Dog On My Feet. Tomorrow it's supposed to reach a balmy 29° F, and then in the evening we have a Winter Storm Watch predicting up to 12" of new white stuff, followed by yet another bitter cold snap. (The forecast high on tuesday is -2° F.)

Please bundle up, don't go out unless you have to, stay alert, stay safe, and check in.

How are you getting through this? (It's perfectly all right to get through it by being someplace warm. We promise not to hate you. Much.)

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Date: 2014-01-03 07:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brithistorian
I'll be staying inside as much as I can - which fortunately is quite a bit, as I work from home and I just got the news that the governor cancelled school statewide (Minnesota) on Monday. If only the dog was potty-trained...

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Date: 2014-01-05 07:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brithistorian
I definitely think the school closings are a good idea, although L. (my autistic son) is rather worried by them - his teacher told them to come back on January 6, so he's worried that his classmates won't get the message that the school is closed and will show up anyway. After reassuring him that the closings were announced on the internet, radio, and TV, we managed to reassure him, but I wouldn't be surprised if the issue doesn't pop up again at bedtime tonight.

As for the dog, she's a dachshund, so the trenches she's worn through the snow in the yard should give her some coverage from the wind. And since she doesn't like going out in the cold any more than I like taking her out in it, she's gotten pretty good of taking care of her business quickly.

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Date: 2014-01-04 12:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yanagi_wa
I'm staying in and running the phone tree. Just for tomorrow. But I'm not going out unless I absolutely have to. We've got groceries enough for two weeks, so we're good there. If we have to, we can get into the local grocery in the tractor.

Well...

Date: 2014-01-04 08:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Tomorrow's task for us is to carry
a bunch of the firewood indoors
so we'll have it when the temperature
really drops.

Re: Well...

Date: 2014-01-05 06:41 pm (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Here the world is under a deep
fluffy blanket of white, lightly
snowing at present. We did manage
to get some wood brought in
yesterday.

Today I'll probably work on fulfilling
perks from my Poetry Fishbowl project.
I got a bunch of the stuff printed
out yesterday but need to find cover
pages and so forth. The full-year
collection for my biggest donors
is 652 pages, all the poems that were
sponsored and posted in 2013. 0_o
Good thing my partner Doug figured
out that Staples will hole-punch
pages brought in to them.

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