Okay, so here it is, the day that things start to get warmer (don’t look at the overnight temps tonight, let’s just gloss them over).
From here on out (he says with blind, desperate faith) the temps will hover around zero and never ever again (till next winter) stray to the negative double digits.
Okay, back to reality. We all know that the weather is unpredictable and that nobody really knows what will happen.
For all we know the latter half of this month may be an even worse deep freeze than this part (as the Old Farmer’s Almanac says) has been.
A twisted part of me wants it to dip down to -40C for a few days just so I can say that I did it, that I lived through it. (As it is -32C I think is the coldest that I have seen it.)
Again, focussing on the happy moments, the weather for the next few weeks at least (according to my weather app) is going to get warmer.
I may even be able to thaw out the block of ice that is my half-full 5 gallon jug of water.
For that, put said jug on something so it is not resting on the ground, outside and in direct sunlight from sunup to sundown and hope for the best.
Don’t drain the water as it melts because ice thaws out quicker when it is surrounded by water as opposed to sitting by itself and just melting away into a pan.
I will take this day, as I do all of them, in stride and try to enjoy the happy moments and see the positive in each day as I continue to plod forward, onwards towards my goals.
As always: keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!