Saturday, January 11, 2014

The impact of life in Chi-beria

"Chi-beria" is what people are calling home during this past week's historic cold snap. I hear the technical term for the snow followed by the cold is "polar vortex." I continue to think of it as, "not so bad."

 The cold brought about two unexpected results ...

•  My Sporto boots -- which retailed for less than $50 more than five years ago -- have begun to crack over the toes. The fake leather just couldn't take the extreme cold. I'm looking for another pair. I think they were a terrific bargain.

•  My health club suffered a water main break yesterday. Day after day of running all that hot water through frozen pipes finally took its toll. I was halfway over there to workout when I got word. I compensated by having a salad for lunch and felt quite virtuous.

It'll be in the 30's today. Life is back to normal.


  1. It feels like Spring today, doesn't it?

  2. I hate to be the one to break it to you but there's supposed to be another arctic blast coming soon.

  3. Anonymous9:46 PM

    Yesterday I wanted to exercise but didn't want to venture out in the snow/ice so I walked laps around the apartment.

  4. Sounds miserable. I think the worst it got here was 9 degrees, with a windchill of -1. Stay warm, dry and safe.

  5. LOL... I was outside today saying, "Oh my gosh, it is BEAUTIFUL out!" And I didn't even put on a hat or mittens! :D