Thursday, January 15, 2009

Only in Minnesota (or other ridiculously cold places)

So, it was a bit cold here today. said -34. I think our indoor/outdoor thermostat froze. Or, it was God's way of helping me cope with the cold. I'm not complaining, ok, I'm complaining. But, I'm trying not too.

These are a few "new" things I have had the chance to experience here in Minnesota:

1. Watching the dogs watch my husband help the neighbor get unstuck during his pre-shovel shovel. Is that a word? A pre-shovel shovel in my definition is what you do BEFORE the snow plow comes to prevent you from really getting stuck. Then, the snow plows comes and you get to shovel some more. Wow, what fun! (Can you hear the sarcasm)
2. A chance to take a picture of an oven and a snow blower. . . together. . . in my house. . . in my kitchen. On this particular day, my husband had to bring the snow blower in the house to WARM it up as it wouldn't start. 3. MINNESOTA POEM

It's winter in Minnesota

And the gentle breezes blow

seventy miles an hour

at twenty-five below

Oh, how I love Minnesota

When the snow's up to your butt

You take a breath of winter

And your nose gets frozen shut

Yes, the weather here is wonderful

So I guess I'll hang around

I could never leave Minnesota'

Cause I'm frozen to the ground!

4. A missing husband (above) and a frozen husband (below)

5. My kitchen window from the INSIDE (with my vase of marbles and fake flowers).

(hint, hint Danny)

6. And, last, but not least AT ALL.

A super super awesome cool snow fort built by the nieces and nephews and Danny last weekend.


Leingang Family said...

And to think that the boys and I actually really miss living there! :o)

Andrew and/or Kristina said...

Oh my goodness! Looks like we left just in time. Hey, if you guys need any baby things when you are here (pack-n-play, stroller, toys, place to stay) just let us know. I'd also be happy to pick up diapers or other baby stuff for you.

theolferts said...

So, I probably shouldn't talk about our 50 degree weather... ok, I won't, but it sure does sound cold there!! And I think handy husbands are always adding to our home decor - like the snowblower. I've had all kinds of fun things around the house as Daws does remodels =)