I can deal with cold – sometimes. In the summer I often think of how much easier it is to be cold than to be hot – when you are cold you can just wear more clothes, but when you are hot there is no escape unless you stand directly in front of a fan. I thought that Omak was cold in the winter, but Washtucna is colder! Omak gets much more snow than here, but Washtucna gets the wind and when it is 4 degrees outside with a wind, you are talking major face burn. The other day I decided to walk to the local Java Joint – a five minute walk from my house. The sun was shining and I was all warmed up from being indoors. About half way there I determined that I was CRAZY! The wind was in my face, my ears felt like they were falling off, my nose looked like Rudolphs, and my hands were freezing even though I was wearing gloves. Of course when I was in the store, I was immediately sweating like a worm and having to blow my nose every 10 seconds. Locals looked at me like I was an idiot – didn’t I know how cold it was? Well, duh….I think I figured that out. Had a hot chai tea and made it home okay. “Wow” I thought to myself, “I am NEVER doing that again!” But later that day, I had to get the mail – it doesn’t come directly to my house, but is delivered to boxes down the street. I looked at the car in the driveway, paused for a moment and then decided it was better to hoof it – afterall it was only a five minute walk from my house….
Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful….
09 Dec This entry was published on December 9, 2013 at 10:29 pm. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged chai tea, coffee, cold, freezing, ice, java, rudolph, snow, temperature, walk, winter. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.