This has been the week of the ‘Polar Vortexorama’ for many in our country. I’m eerily reminded of the blizzard of ’78 when we were buried under six feet of snow and only the V-Plow could get through to our home while growing up in West Michigan.
Not having cell phones, we weren’t tempted to follow the crowd by videoing ourselves boiling water and throwing it up in the air to see it turn into ice crystals like so many are doing on social media today. Back then, we just did dumb things like jumping off the roof of the garage into the huge snow drifts or making snow forts that could collapse on us. Of course, we didn’t have the frigid temperatures like they are having today. I probably wouldn’t have made it very long outdoors with cold like that.
Most notable to me while watching how everything has been shut down (‘Closed’) today, was the number of bored people trolling Facebook. It brings a new meaning to the term, ‘Cabin Fever’. Here in Texas, fortunately, we didn’t have to deal with the cold like our northern friends have had to, but we did have to wear a jacket outside (no sympathy for that I'm sure).
While walking to get our coffee this morning in the warm 32-degree temperatures, I made a random shivering sound. The Mrs., knowing I’m from Michigan and her being from the North as well, said, ‘You should be used to this kind of weather’. My immediate thought was, ‘NO, just because I grew up around it doesn’t mean I liked it.’ We had a good laugh because we’re both now ‘Texafied’ and wouldn’t move back to where we’d have to live through those winter snow storms for anything.
So, today here’s to all of my friends, and family, who are having to survive the ‘Polar Vortexorama’ this week. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Please stay warm, and safe. I thought I would post the below video for you just in case you’re busy trolling Facebook while stuck at home.
Love always, my cold friends!
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