Sunday, January 5, 2014

WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL



Years ago... my father made me a little wooden snowman. I take it out every winter season and display it until spring and the big thaw. It reminds us of all the winter storms we have endured and all the snowmen we could have built. This morning we were warned by our weather radio about a monster storm headed our way. So... we attempted to stock up on essentials. Only to find the store shelves empty. Predictions of a foot of snow and temperatures at -18 below zero were mentioned. Wind chills are expected to be even worse. As much as -30 below. It will be bitterly cold, for sure. And people, particularly seniors can be at high risk for hypothermia, frost bite, heart attacks and respiratory problems. Normally... my husband would be on the road for a three hour trip, headed to work, when this bad weather is expected to hit. But... he has wisely made the decision... to stay home until the danger has passed, even though it means giving up a paycheck.  If you are in the path of this storm please be safe. I  pray the power stays on... so we all can keep warm.

 

16 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

that storm is headed this way too. -32 for tuesday. but first rain turning to ice and then snow. your husband was smart to decide to stay home! try to stay warm.

linda eller said...

We wont have as much snow, but the temps are to be a high of 9 on Mon., and for the south, that is cold cold!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'll be praying right along with you. This monster storm is not sounding good at all right now. Glad your hubby decided to stay home. Take good care and keep warm.

Hollie said...

OH my goodness!! I'm praying for you!! Please keep us posed if you can and I pray the power does stay on!! Glad the hubs decided to stay put!!

Jon said...

It seems that this horrible winter storm will be affecting nearly everyone in one way or another. Even here in west Texas it's supposed to get down to 8 degrees tonight.

I'm so glad your husband decided to stay home. It's best not to take risks in this brutal weather. Stay warm and safe!

Roses around the door... said...

We are watching on out t.v the terrible cold weather you are having,keep wrapped up warm, best wishes jackie x

Lynda said...

I am glad your husband realizes that his health is worth more than a paycheck - - - even though it will hurt a lot financially. If I could have changed anything about my past life, it would have been to stay home from work more - - - when my family was sick or the weather was bad. It's too easy for something to go wrong quickly in this type of weather and we don't always recover completely from it.

DD said...

I pray your power stays on. Take care and stay warm.

betty said...

Sounds like an awful storm! With temps that cold, I do hope the power stays on! Wise man your husband was to choose safety!

betty

Paula said...

Wishing for you and your husband to be safe and warm during the cold spell. It's cold here too for south Texas.

jack69 said...

WE are definitely thinking of you guys up in the Storms way. Hubby B Smart on this one.. No sense in taking chances, however I hope the weather gurus are WRONG.
Stay warm.....

Ellen in Oregon said...

I feel fortunate to be on the West Coast 1 of only 3 states not to have below 0 weather.Lots of black ice & frozen fog causing car accidents. We had our 2 weeks of Arctic Blast last month for a couple of weeks. I am not looking forward to the electric bill for December.
I worry about the homeless & those who lose power. Your husband made a wise choice to stay home. A days pay is certainly not worth risking your life.I hope you were able to get the basics you needed with the stores being emptied. I think it is crazy that that big football game is happening in Minn. (I think that's where it is held). Alcohol & minus -15 degrees is a terrible combination with alcohol slowing the circulation and making it much easier to get hypothermia.
Even if the player are moving how can they even run or feel their hands in those temps? Craziness.
Stay safe, warm & pray the power stay on. Hope this awful cold passes over you quickly.

Chatty Crone said...

Stay warm,
sandie♥

Jean said...

We're expecting some very cold weather here in South Alabama, I just hope it doesn't get too bad. Glad to hear your husband decided to stay in. Keep warm. Jean

Angela said...

I love snowmen. I leave ours out till spring also.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Taryterre, that was smart of your husband to stay home in this freezing weather. I can't believe it's that cold where you live! This is the third blog I read today where it's below 0 degrees in their areas. I love the snowman, and it's even more special because your dad gave it to you.

Stay warm and bundle up, my friend brrrrrr.

Love,
~Sheri