It's 9° above this morning, and the weatherman thinks we'll stay mostly above zero for the next week. I have mixed emotions about that. On the one hand, equipment and vehicles are much less likely to fail, but on the other ... well, let's just say that I take a perverse pleasure in seeing severe weather.
The really cold air is a challenge, and as long as one is properly dressed (and therefore protected) in it, it's enjoyable. The heavier the snowstorm, the more I like it. Now that I have a decent snowblower, even the clean-up isn't so bad. Back in the Midwest, I used to be thrilled by thunderstorms. I know, I know, I'm weird. So be it.
We also received a couple inches of snow overnight, and AccuHunch guesses we'll get another 5" to 8" today. In other words, it's January in Alaska.
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It's encouraging to me to see our new President at another prayer service, this morning. Like him or not, it's a sign of humility to seek God's direction at every turn. And it's an indication that he knows the job is too big, and too important, to be left to man's ingenuity alone. That's a good thing.
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I'm also amused to see that Mr. Al "I made a fortune from global warming-mongering" Gore's new film premiered during a cold snap and snowstorm. Have you noticed how often his events are greeted by a sudden change winter storm? Maybe there's a lesson there.
And speaking of weather putting the lie to the globular-warmering scam, I saw that the Obama's flight to Palm Springs was diverted due to weather, too.
Yes, I'm still grinning.
Okay, that's my mini-rant for the morning. Thanks for stopping by, friends; have a wonderful and blessed day.