I Can't Believe She Did That!

Mother Nature is showing a great deal of strength in the bone chilling wind in my area. Last night the wind blew so fiercely, I wanted to pack it all up and move back. That is a testament to how strong the gusts were. I went to bed around midnight. At 3:45 AM I am still wide awake. I thought to myself, "If I go to sleep, I'll wake up facing the stars." Our sleeping quarters are on the 2nd floor. The wind gusts were no less than 45mph, which is a big deal to us. It felt like the roof and walls were being ripped apart. Husband of mine knew I as uneasy with the weather conditions. Did it help when he so very reassuringly said, "Oh honey, this is nothing. Just wait until the East Coast hurricane season." 

Yesterday you could see your breath outside the entire day . This morning it is 17 degrees. We're headed out to run errands and bundled with 5lbs of clothing

Mother Nature has made this area so incredibly lush, green, and beautiful. Why mess it all up with a wind chill that could freeze you solid on the spot  !

I Can't Believe She Did That!

   

   

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thanks for the vote of confidence tlp! i'm making it a point to get out a few minutes a day to acclimate myself. even if it means just walking the property. i'm out in it!

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Oh 2na! I just want to tell you not to worry you will eventually get used to cold winters. I know its hard to believe. Actually It has to be like 40 or below before I'll even consider putting on a coat. AND when its our first 60 degree day whether it is a mid-winter "freaky" warm day or sometime in April people will be out in shorts and tank tops!!! I personally hate snow but I love the changing seasons and appreciate cold winter days...... I just wish they'd only last for 6 or 8 weeks instead of 12+ lol.

Merry Christmas!

tlp95 wrote:
Always park your car in the garage!

we keep the porsche in one bay, the camaro in the other, the harley in there as well, and we have just about cleared the third bay for one other vehicle. two are in the drive way still, plus the boat! once the weather breaks, in spring, we'll pour concrete in the barn and turn it into more covered parking.

but yes, i agree all should be inside. the two girls and the boy are in! *porsche, camaro, harley*

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vash wrote:
they were all quite light blankets, more like sheets.

ooh vash, that's big time chillin'! i sleep in flannel jams, use a mattress heater, wear socks, and have fleece sheets, plus 2 blankets. that's just wrong!

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hey 2na,

if it makes you feel any better it got nipply this morning around 3am and i used 3 blankets :p

although they were all quite light blankets, more like sheets.. :)

Awwww poor frozen 2na! Here is my "helpful hint". Always park your car in the garage! When I first bought my own home my husband kept saying...."We are going to park in the garage". I thought he was nuts....the garage was for the excess junk from the house!!! But let me tell you.... (1) winter of never having to de-ice windows or brush off snow or get into a 10 degree car was all I needed!!! Now I NEVER park in the driveway not even in the summer...lol. And that is just hiding from the cold it is great for RAIN too!!! :)

Of course since you drive the porsche you probably already park that baby in the garage :)

Merry Christmas!

 Use "trapper hat" in your search.  This one is very close to the one I have.  The trick to making it look Elmerhot, is to tie up the ear flaps.  Now, that doesn't help in the wind, but at least you look cute once you get where you are going.   I also have several that are plaid or flannel and faux shearling.  We are a full Fudd family.  Everyone has them. 

"you can sew it up but you still see the tear"

Bare wrote:
I have several Fudds that I rock.  I have a kickin' faux fox one - very Rula Lenska.  Makes me feel like a Bond girl.

awe, i remember that family and story. it was tragic!

okay, you managed to make elmer fudd hats suddenly sound very hot, June.B! i am going to hit google pretty fiercely this evening until i come up with something elmer hot-ish.

 

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[quote=animestrinity]and if you dread hat hair... I recommend investing in a couple of those headband earmuff things.[/quote]

whoa! what is going on with the weather in Big T? 33 degrees?

husband of mine loved the reference to mini.2na & fishstick-ette. the heated blanket is something i think we do need to do. thanks for the link. i did buy a few of those wide/oversized headbands today at amazon.com - great buy for a set of 3 and they are cute. *bonus!*

 

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After that family got stuck on in their car for days and days in the snow, I went down the camping aisle at Target and got 4 of just about everything there. 

The silver blanket will really help in the event of a real emergency. 

I live in a very rural area.  We lose power due to iced lines and downed trees constantly.  You'll see my online time decrease significantly once winter really sets in. 

I made sure once we moved here that were we to be stuck in the car, we'd be reasonably well prepared.  The hub looks at my "survival" bag and laughs and says, "Freak."  Funny, how he's the first once to b***h at the slightest bit of discomfort. 

I have several Fudds that I rock.  I have a kickin' faux fox one - very Rula Lenska.  Makes me feel like a Bond girl.  Okay, maybe not when I'm out in -10 with a full lenght shearling and Uggs.  Maybe if I wore it with a bikini and a gun strapped to my leg.  LOL

 

"you can sew it up but you still see the tear"

So I walked outside today in shortsleeves... it was 33 degrees... but I wasn't cold.. No wind. :) Although my family thought I was crazy for doing errands in short sleeves... *shrugs*  Nothing's worse than bundling up to be outside all of 3 minutes only to walk into an overheated building...

I highly recommend a Heated Blanket for your Car... I have one... I keep it in my backseat... it takes a while for the car to heat up if everything is frozen... blanket is muuuuch faster... bonus if you're about to pick up mini-2na from wherever... defrost your little fishstick-ette...

and if you dread hat hair... I recommend investing in a couple of those headband earmuff things... they're cute... you can toss them anywhere... and when you're ears are cold, everything sucks, so you can avoid that... and don't forget the carmex with all that cold wind!

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Ok, this weather with kill your skin, baby oil is a great way to keep the moisture in, yet kinda greasy. I like to take a good moisturizer, lubriderm or to the likes of it, and mix in some baby oil in a container of some sort. It adds extra moisture to your skin. Put it on BEFORE you dry yourself off after a shower.

I didn't necessarily mean for frostbite, more like.... once your feet get cold, you WILL not be able to get yourself feeling warm again. It's all downhill once those toes go numb.

Mittens... your fingers against one another... youtr own body heat... works wonders.

Hats. Yup, elmer fudd, or a typical skull cap. Fashion IS NOT an issue in the cold. TRUST ME!

Be yourself...... Everyone else is taken!

Bare wrote:
I have a bunch of those silver blankets, a bunch of hot hands, a few small flash lights, some matches and some snacks.  I always keep the cell phone car charger in the car, too.  Forget cute... Find yourself some Elmer Fudd hats.  Nothing like ear flaps when the cold wind blows.  Say what you want about the trend factor of Uggs -

tell me what the silver blankets are? the sames as the blankets when tanning? we were shopping for Elmer hats today. husband of mine finally hung up is vanity for one of those. *baby steps* we all have the original uggs now. including him. he wears them barefooted as well and reminds me every chance he gets that they are supposed to be worn that way! *since when did mr. chemical engineer become fashion engineer*

 

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I tend to agree with the mitten thing.  The warmth of your own hand curled up on itself.  I keep lined gloves in the car.

Along with the kitty litter, shovel and blanket Critter already mentioned.  I have a bunch of those silver blankets, a bunch of hot hands, a few small flash lights, some matches and some snacks. 

I always keep the cell phone car charger in the car, too. 

Forget cute... Find yourself some Elmer Fudd hats.  Nothing like ear flaps when the cold wind blows. 

Say what you want about the trend factor of Uggs - but 10 years before Britney wore them with shorts, I was wearing them in the dead of winter.  The shearling feels great on my bare feet (the nick doesn't lie) and you never feel the cold or the wet through them.  Great traction, too. 

I personally use Aveno moisturizer, day and night.  And in the winter, less hot water in the shower - very drying, as is soap.  As my MD says about soap, only pits and parts in the winter. 

I'll think of more.

 

"you can sew it up but you still see the tear"

critterkeeper wrote:
My only tips are..

~ invest in a GOOD moisturizer, and mix it with some baby oil in a container to slather on your skin.

~ keep your toes warm, if they get cold forget it, you're done.

~ Mittens!!! Much better than gloves.

~ If you're going to be outside for awhile, get some Hot Hands don't bother with the "toe warmers" they don't work as good. Get more hot hands, and stick em in your shoes!

~ Hat. A must. Preferably one that covers your ears.

* moisturizer mixed w/baby oil? why? what does it do?

* i'm thinking you are speaking about frost bite? is that a sure sign?

* mittens? i just bought 4 pairs of gloves!!! why mittens critt.k?

*found Hot Hands today purely by accident when we were out shopping. nice!

* i have many felt & knitted hats. but what do men wear? and please do not say "beanie." we  need something manly!

 

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Me In Wonderland wrote:
more like frozen-in-the-ocean2na... it's def going to take some getting used to.

flat out freeze dried! now, i have experienced trees ripping from the ground during monsoon season in the az summer. but nothing more than a few hours of a serious downpour. nothing lasting days or anything. oh, and no power outages due to ice storms, or twisters, or from a tornado.

 

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Nothing is worse then being huddled up with your kids in the middle of your house and hearing and seeing your roof peel away - I think the wind gust with that were close to 160 mph.

well we have a basement, it is finished, but no bedrooms down there. so i may get a few air mattresses or cots for emergencies and keep them down there. i even thought about sleeping in the hallway upstairs last night where there are no windows!

 

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vash wrote:
wanna trade for a day?

sure. anytime. the season doesn't matter. i'll even throw in keys to the porsche ;)

 

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aww that sounds pretty cold!

its bright and sunny here, just a few clouds in the sky, with light tradewinds :)

wanna trade for a day?  ;)

Here's the  general seasonal rules for the area:

1. It's not the heat, it's the humidity (7-8 more months, and we can expect a blog about that. LOL)

2. It's not the cold, it's the "wind chill factor"!

Yes, my dear Tuna... welcome to winter in PA! *note the first day of winter WAS yesterday, what did you expect? :-? And the winds, well, at least in the summer, it causes a breeze! Even if it is in hurricane force ;)

I feel your pain, trust me I do! My only tips are..

~ invest in a GOOD moisturizer, and mix it with some baby oil in a container to slather on your skin.

~ keep your toes warm, if they get cold forget it, you're done.

~ Mittens!!! Much better than gloves.

~ If you're going to be outside for awhile, get some Hot Hands don't bother with the "toe warmers" they don't work as good. Get more hot hands, and stick em in your shoes!

~ Hat. A must. Preferably one that covers your ears.

~ Lock & winshield de-icer *note. keep lock de-icer in PURSE, not in glove box, where it renders itself useless when locks are froze ;) You'd be surprised how many people are guilty of this *raises hand sheepishly*

~ Kitty litter, and shovel in trunk ALWAYS! You'll learn quickly why, and how to use such items. Blanket in trunk also!

~ Try and stay away from regular ole "rock salt" get "ice melter" instead. Rock salt can damage the concrete. But it early, as much as we get this stuff EVERY year, it tends to at some point be difficult to find. Go figure *shrugs*

I can't think of anything else right now.

Oh, and welcome to the neighborhood! :)

 

 

Be yourself...... Everyone else is taken!

aww hot2na...more like frozen-in-the-ocean2na... it's def going to take some getting used to...the winds can be brutal and the worst is when it's as cold as it's been.  it makes it seem 30 degrees colder...and i hate to say this but, your hubby's right...the winds during our hurricane season can be insane...i don't think you've seen your first tree ripped from the ground by the winds here, have you?  it happens a lot.  just keep bundled up.  if you feel like a certain area of your body is starting to hurt while you're out, e.g, fingers, toes, ears, nose- get yourself indoors asap!  frostbite is not fun.  oh and...be prepared...it does get a lot colder than this...  :(

 

 

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