Think Lovin Life
01/31/19 7:35 am
We lived in Minnesota for 13 years, this isn’t all that abnormal. It’s just that the press needs a catastrophe to talk about.
It’s also one of the things that kills off all the bugs, varmints and Californians, thereby keeping the environment cleaner.
Kay41 the Midwest
01/31/19 7:19 am
We set the thermostat at 72 during the day and 68 at night. It's easy to keep warm inside. Outside, you just dress in layers and don't go too far. We ran a couple errands and were in and out of places, but no big deal as we were only outside for 30 seconds at a time. The cold is brutal during the 30 seconds, but it is short lived. Luckily, our car started easily each time.
RussianThunder Russia and USA
01/31/19 7:05 am
Well, my family just moves on with our life but apparently that’s unique. Things closed up here yesterday. Schools, the university, the mail didn’t go, etc. We went out to the Bob Evans. We took our coats but ran into the restaurant without them. You could see my parents getting dirty looks from others. It’s not like we were wearing shorts and muscle shirts. We all had on trousers, flannel shorts or double layers T shirts. Mischa was wearing a sweater. It’s not that we have valuable coats but we seem to lose them all the time. This is just easier.
If we are outside for any semi long length of time, we wear coats, insulated gloves, insulated hats or ushankas, scarves and if out for a while, we wear snow suits, gloves, ushankas, scarfs and a mouth cover.
If icy we all wear industrial ice grips on our boots. Those are seriously handy!
01/31/19 5:30 am
Couple of interesting things:
Tires become rock hard and develop a flat spot wear they were resting on ground, so your car kinda goes thump thump thump for awhile when you drive.
It’s not the gas, but the condensation in the tank that is a problem.
Your engine oil becomes sludge and makes cranking the engine hard.
Being outside is tough. Breathing in such bitter cold actually hurts your lungs.
Even when you go outside for a little bit, sometimes you don’t feel the cold on your body. It’s not until you get back inside that the cold works it’s way down to your bones and it hurts.
Wert A picture of my junk
01/31/19 12:36 am
The Northeast is mostly in the negative single digits right now. The upper Midwest is in the minus 20s and 30s.
You set your thermostat as you always would. 68-70 inside is the same regardless of the outside temp.
You stay in as much as possible. If you have to go out, layer up, curse, then get what you are going out for done as quick as possible. Get back in and do something warm like get in bed, hold the cat or dog, fool around... ANYTHING to get warm.
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