Hello dear reader(s)!
Greetings from the land of Holy Shit It’s Cold!
Yesterday, we got some freezing rain in the morning, before it switched over to snow later. I had about an 1/8th of ice on my windshield, which I was not able to get off before I had to walk back in the door because I was worried about frostbite. It got to negative 5 this morning. Despite dripping the cold water last night, the pipes have frozen. So far, they have not thawed, despite the presence of a space heater aimed at the pipe under the sink. My internet was out this morning for a while, but it has been restored.
Despite all of this inconvenience, I am in a pretty good mood. Things are not perfect, but here I am, in the frozen fucking tundra (or so it feels), and I am alive. I have a roof over my head, and with all of its problems, it is still a roof. I have some amazing friends, and I have something to look forward to. I am no longer feeling sick (except the headaches), and that is something of a Christmas miracle.
It’s still super freaking cold out there. Crazy cold. But the sun is out, and shining brightly through the windows, so where I am sitting is actually fairly warm.
I am also kind of happy that the holidays are almost over. I love them, don’t get me wrong, but the knowledge that I would be rather elsewhere and with someone special was weighing on me a bit last week. The acceptance of the fact there is nothing I can do about that has helped. The fact that I was sick and am still recovering, so a low-key holiday actually sounds rather pleasant, has helped too.
Anyway, sorry for the short and boring post, but I don’t have a whole lot to say. Keep warm out there. Oh, and fuck you, Florida!!! 😀