After the snowstorm this weekend the temperatures dropped. We didn't get the 10 inches they were forcasting but only got about 2-4. It was hard to tell because it was blowing so strong. Anyway, today it is a nice 20 below with a 35 below wind chill. Brrr! Yes, it gets colder than this but we're not quite used to the cold temperatures yet.
And how cold is 20 below? Well, our fridge seems like it is always full so sometimes we put our milk jug next to the door overnite. The last few days it has been an ice chunk when we wake up! Most everyone I know uses their entryway for an extra freezer and that's where we keep all our containers of Christmas goodies. Those from out of the area wonder what the electric cords are hanging out of the hoods of cars. We plug our cars in at night to help the cars start better in the morning. I guess they run a heater that warms the engine, oil pan, or antifreeze stuff. Something like that. I just know you don't want to be going out on a morning like this without plugging your vehicle in or having it in a good garage. Motels and businesses have plug ins all over their parking lots for employees and guests. Most every winter we hit 40 below at least once. But God is good. He has made it so very few germs can live in the frigid cold. There's less sickness, and it keeps away those poisonous snakes, spiders, bugs, etc.
If you ask locals, they will let you know how they love the extreme seasons we get here right in the center of North America. Are you missing a picture? Well, my camera went kaput on me last night. It has had problems off and on ever since I dropped it from the roof of our garage onto the cement. (don't try that!) I think a new camera is on my Christmas list and Arthur, who doesn't shop till the last second, has let me know I can pick one out. If anyone has any suggestions on one to get I'd love the advice. Miriam took a few on her camera, we downloaded them, but where they are on this computer we have no idea!
Meanwhile, the girls have a cleaning job this morning and then they are going shopping. Have a great day, keep warm, and don't forget to have your personal devotions with God. We might be cold on the outside but God's Word can warm our hearts.