It's just plain too cold!
Schools were closed Wednesday because the windchill (combination of wind and air temperature, or as it's sometimes called, The Misery Factor) was -30 to -40F. That's -34 to -40C and that's cold! Dangerously cold.
Yesterday it snowed and I slipped and slid home from my daughter's house because salt won't melt snow and ice on the roads at these air temperatures.
The radio reported 716 accidents on Minnesota roads yesterday afternoon and night.
For exercise today, I shoveled the driveway, three inches that fell yesterday and some big drifts that the wind created. I have had to come in twice to thaw my hands and toes, and I'm still not done.
I want to be out skiing or snowshoeing in the woods but even though the sun is out, it's still below zero and that's too cold. Bare skin freezes in minutes at these temperatures.
So, I thought I would spend the day copying slides onto my iPad with the converter I got for Christmas, but I can't figure it out. I'll try again another day -- right now I'm just frustrated with the whole thing!
I guess I'll make another cup of tea and read a book.
I do hope you are enjoying your day.