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Doors Are Frozen Shut

It’s -37 and with the windchill it feels like -48

I had some time this morning while we were waiting to see if the school bus was going to come so I thought I would look up some fun facts for the kids. Pass the time in a positive way so they might stop arguing who was going to hug the cat first…Mornings are always interesting during the busy and slightly crazy time between 6:30 and 8:10 am. I thought it might be fun to see how cold it was at the North Pole. North Pole, Alaska was sitting at -17 with light snow at about 8 this morning (that’s beach weather LOL). North Pole, North Pole was looking at -26 with a light breeze. South Pole said they had a beautiful sunny -28.

Saturday January 11 just outside of North Battleford, Saskatchewan

What do we do to pass the time and stay warm when the doors are frozen and the windows have ice build up on the inside? We drink coffee, hot chocolate, color, read great books like The Hardy Boys, and bake cookies and muffins 😀 We stayed inside and did our best to remain entertained and happy, which is not easy for the young OR the old some days!

My husband went to town (about 10 minutes away) because the oil needed to be changed, I think he just needed some quiet lol! I granted him permission for a hall pass under the condition he send me a picture of the ice fog that had developed. I could see it down our street and across the highway and I was just itching to see what it looked like over the low farmlands on the way to town. Those pictures I will never get…But he did send me one of the sun shining through as the fog was beginning to lift and another of some trees. The attempt was nice and I appreciate it, not what I wanted but still beautiful.

Tomorrow morning we are expecting -51 with the wind chill which is -60 Fahrenheit for my friends not here in Canada

I’m so thankful for the heat we have to stay warm! We have ice forming on the inside of our windows and the doors and I really can’t express just how much I’m looking forward to Spring!

Enjoy your day and stay safe and warm if it pertains to where you are 😀