Thursday, January 07, 2010

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow?

I'm used to snow in Celebration...of the soapy kind, that is. It happens every night downtown during the Christmas/New Years season. What I am not used to is snow of the real variety, which I thought I left behind forever in Chicago. Unfortunately, we are in the midst of a vicious cold snap that has been bringing overnight temperatures of 28 degrees (global warming, where art thou?), and Fox News is reporting tonight that we're going to get snow this weekend. Yes, snow!

Granted, snow in Florida is just a fleeting thing but it will be very strange to see flurries. It's already odd enough to see people stuffed into winter jackets, with hats pulled down over their ears and hands stuffed into mittens and gloves. Thankfully my husband got us matching jackets at Busch Gardens this fall. They are not northern-thick but they do have a lining, so they're adequate for the freeze when worn along with a sweatshirt or two.

At Duloc Manor we have something called a "heat pump," which doesn't bear too much resemblance to a real furnace. The poor little thing struggles to keep up with the bitterly chilly air. I get more warmth from the cats; all four have been piling into bed overnight, and those feline bodies do throw a lot of heat.

The cold snap is going to be here for a while; if we do indeed have snow, I'll try to grab some photos to post.

3 comments:

GERALD said...

It's been too long since your last post-glad you are back reporting on your local happenings! I'll be in DW at the end of the month and we hope the cold nap will be gone. Stay warm.
Sandy

dfgg said...

It seems odd that temperatures here in the UK are higher than Orlando right now. We have had snow for a week here in the South West of England which is very unusual and temps around 30 degrees every day except today at 35 so the snow is melting a bit.
Coming to stay in Kissimmee in April so warmer temps are anticipated yay!! Thanks for blogs. Dean

dfgg said...

It seems odd that temperatures here in the UK are higher than Orlando right now. We have had snow for a week here in the South West of England which is very unusual and temps around 30 degrees every day except today at 35 so the snow is melting a bit.
Coming to stay in Kissimmee in April so warmer temps are anticipated yay!! Thanks for blogs. Dean