Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Cold Day In Eastern Idaho

Although I was raised in Southern California, I don't generally mind the cold of Eastern Idaho. There are some days, though, that even Idaho natives don't tolerate very well.

As I've said before, I walk about a mile to my bus stop each morning. Although last night's wind chill warning gave me the idea that I was going to be in for an unpleasant walk, I still wasn't ready for it.

I felt the cold through a long-sleeved T-shirt, a long-sleeved flannel shirt, and my coat. The skin on my legs was numb within five minutes. My eyes were watering and the tears were freezing on my eyelashes. I had to take off my glasses since my breath was creating frost on the lenses. This is what happens when the temperature is -10°F with a wind chill of -20°F.

It's still better than California's obscene cost of living.

1 comment:

  1. The cold only seems to be getting worse. My wife finally talked me into purchasing a real winter coat last night and I'm grateful that she did.



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