Feb. 15th, 2015 08:31 am
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Well, I now have empirical proof that you can, indeed, freeze your hair. :-) No damage done, though it was very weird to wonder what was poking my scalp as I turned my head and realize it was my hair. Fortunately, the wood stove was already fired up for the morning, so I stood there in my coat for a couple of minutes until it thawed.

There's a most hellacious wind howling through the trees right now. The thermometer says something like 10 degrees, taking into account that it's up alongside the house and thus reading slightly higher than it would without that shelter. The weatherbeings have been warning that, with the wind chill, the outside temps are down into negative territory. I am always grateful we invested in the wood stove, but never more on a morning like this. The stupid heat pump that came with the house would never have kept up.

So, we're tucked up inside the house, dogs, cats, and people. The chickens are huddled in their coop, having come out only long enough to eat the scraps and scratch I put out for them when I was out freezing my hair. We filled the wood boxes yesterday morning before the weather blew in and it began to snow - sideways - so we are in no danger even if the power should go out (which it has not, despite the wind, and thank you very much Rappahannock Electric Cooperative). The weather report has this misery continuing until some time Monday, when the next front comes through and supposedly brings us snow before dropping the bottom out again. Argh.

I wanted to come to Virginia because I genuinely like having a full four seasons. I don't mind the cold, so much, if I can get out of it into real warmth, like we have in this house. Right now, however, I think I have had enough cold for one year.


Date: 2015-02-15 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yikes, and that's in Virginia?

We have had a relatively mild winter in Minnesota, but I'm sick of cold now, too. It's...-1 right now, but feels like -9. And that's warming from yesterday! We're going to be warmer on Monday, but then it's going down to negative digits Tuesday-Thursday. Arrgh. Still, as you say, as long as you have a warm place to stay in most of the time... But I miss my long dog walks! Emma and I both agree that out, down to the river, and back around the building is a fine amount to go just now. Possibly even taking going in the side door rather than all around the building...

Good luck staying warm! They are promising us a proper warm-up by the very end of February.

Date: 2015-02-15 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Stay warm! My eyelashes sometimes used to freeze during long walks home in the Michigan winter. Brr!

Date: 2015-02-17 10:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've only had the frozen hair happen when I went outside after a shower and still had damp hair. :P

Sprout made me laugh today because she was complaining, "I'm cold! Oooooh, I'm cooooooold," (It was 60.8 C) and then immediately saying, "I love snow! Want to go where there's snow. We'll put it in a big bowl and eat it all up!"

Stay cozy!


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