Two of our boys took their wives to Arizona. They left the day after Christmas and are returning today. I hope they have coats. Carrie will have one, but the rest may have decided to tough it out, as the weather really was nice when they left.
Carrie texted me that it was 73 degrees in Arizona. They’ll be returning to below zero. Actually it is 2 above as I write this post. Wind chill factor makes it feel so much colder.
It’s not as windy right now as it was yesterday. It’s a wonder I wasn’t in a coma all day. I don’t remember it being this cold. Not for a very long while anyway.
It snowed on Christmas day – pretty much all day. But it didn’t stick. It wasn’t bitter cold like it was yesterday. Like it will be today. I prefer the elements to be above 40 degrees – but not above 70. Actually living in a constant 60-70 would be ideal.
We have never done anything exciting for New Years – not in Jenna’s eyes. When I was growing up, that was the day we took the tree down. We didn’t wait this year. Roland had suggested that we take the tree down on Monday. We had no clue that it would be freezing out the next day.
We had boxed everything up on Monday night. Jenna removed all the ornaments from the tree and I packed them. Roland took down the lights and packed the tree.
I debated on whether to take the Christmas decorations out to the shed yesterday or allow the boxed decorations to stay in the house a while. There was a clear path to the shed and I didn’t want to gamble on having snow block the doors and so I bundled up in layers just to go into my back yard. I picked a good time of day when it wasn’t quite as cold.
I couldn’t understand it. The sun was shining. It looked so inviting. It didn’t look like it was bitter cold at all. It was very deceiving.
Roland doesn’t feel well, but he is still going to work. There have been a lot of accidents. And people have been without power. What a way to end the year! How much differently everything seemed only last week!
I hope our boys don’t freeze on the way home. I hope they are protected on the roads as they travel back home today. I hope they don’t get sick.
The tree is boxed, but still in the living room. It's just to heavy for me to move.