Sunday, January 10, 2010

Baby, It's Cold Outside (and Inside Too)


We're not used to icicles around here. These particular icicles are formed from the water gushing from the freeze-burst pipes in the exterior wall of the house next door. The house has been gutted and vacant since Katrina; you'd have thought they'd have turned the water service off, but apparently not. (Our own pipes froze solid but didn't break—just one minor easily reparable drip.)

This cold weather is making my head not work. Slim need warm and humid very now soon now pleez. You cold-climateers may think we're silly for getting so bent out of shape by a few freezes, but nothing around here is built for this stuff. When it's freezing outside, it's almost freezing inside. The balmier regions of our house may creep into the sixties during the day, but the cooler corners never make it out of the forties. Blech! (Though unless the weather man is just cruelly toying with our emotions, the end is near.)

5 comments:

  1. This picture hurts my soul. Sure, I can accept frost in Miami and a snow storm in Houston, but ice in New Orleans means the universe is standing on its head. The more I look at that ice the more logical Snuggies become.

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  2. Sarah has spent much of the last two weeks in a Snuggie. (She thought is was a joke gift when I got it for her. But I knew she'd seriously use it. Now she understands.)

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  3. You've gotten soft since your childhood days in the Windy City, Slim! Do you remember the night we had to wait outside O'Hare for two hours in 16 below temp for a cab to get home?!!

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  4. There's a reason I moved south.

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  5. Now you understand why we northerners are always rushing around and talking so fast. We have to. It's a matter of survival! So just keep movin' , Slim!

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