Last night I thought I'd type up this post using some photos we took at the Albright-Knox Museum last month, and then realized that they were not taken within five minutes. When I woke up this morning, I immediately saw the beautiful patterns the ice had made on some of our windows, so decided to take five photos from five different windows. It was 0° when we woke up, with a wind chill of -20°. Last night, all the county schools closed for today in anticipation of unsafe wind chill numbers. The high is only forecasted to be 4°.
When we arrived home from Chicago on Wednesday night, our furnace was not working. We know it was working earlier in the day because we can change the thermostat from afar, and did so before we left Chicago. It wasn't nearly as cold that night (22°), and the house was still a little warm, but by 10:00 when the repairman appeared, the house was getting really cold. We needed a new motor, and fortunately, there was one in the truck! We still need another repair, one that will require the furnace to be off for six hours. It's scheduled for tomorrow, but Tracy is calling to reschedule for the middle of the week when it's supposed to be in the high 30's. This cold snap will last through tomorrow night.
All these photos were taken about 7:00 this morning with my iPhone.
The last photo was taken from one of our kitchen windows. They are new windows, and better insulated so they don't frost up often. Nonetheless, while I was having breakfast sitting near them, it was much colder than in the living room! You can see that we've had a bit of snow, and if you look closely, you can see the red ribbon from the evergreen ball blowing in the wind. I'm intending to stick close to home today despite the fact that I badly need a workout at the gym.
I'm joining in with Sandie for her monthly 5 in 5. Yesterday I discovered that I never did a 5 in 5 in December, but managed every other month last year. Hope to be here every month this year.