Friday, February 1, 2019
All we have been hearing for the last few days is how cold it has been. And it has been cold.
I live in Iowa but I am as far west in Iowa as you can go. It has been cold. I stayed inside.
I grew up hearing about the terrible storms here on the plains. Sometimes whole groups of people succumbed to the weather.
There is the story of the teachers who tied themselves to their students so they would not be separated by wind and snow. Farmers would run guide ropes between the house and the barn so they could tend to the animals without being lost.
Houses would be buried completely by snow. Sometimes tunnels would be dug to outbuildings.
And the cold. I remember cold days and walking to school. Nothing this extreme of course but to a small child it felt that way after a mile or so.
Thankfully schools were closed all over the place. It was too cold for children and animals to be out. It has been days since I have seen an animal or a bird out the window.
So today was a bit warmer amd the weekend is supposed to be comfortable. Before the temperatures drop slightly again.
I am glad. I need a few groceries. Besides I am feeling a little cabin fever. A drive into town will be just the thing.
I hope all of you are safe and warm too.