That'll freeze your boogers

My Dad has lived in Alaska for almost 20 years now and has developed the completely understandable Alaskan preoccupation with weather. He has an iPhone app that keeps track of the weather where he is but also in each city his kids are living in. And also probably Hawaii just to torture himself. He is usually the one to text me and say, "Hey, you've got that snow storm coming on Tuesday. You ready?"

This morning I checked my iPhone app to learn that it's -11 degrees on the other side of my walls. This makes me even more relieved that I finally got that shrink-wrap stuff up on the old, single-paned kitchen windows last week. (Last January's long stretch of zero and minus-zero degree temps resulted in pregnancy for me and several friends but also produced a $200 gas bill. So I was highly motivated. Because I don't want either of those things right now.) The treatments look about as awesome and classy as Saran Wrap over your windows should look.

So yeah. Minus eleven. And it's currently 34 degrees where my parents live. Am expecting a text from Dad, gloating, as soon as he wakes up.

Update: Now it's minus 15. Holy crap.


Anne M said... [reply]

I think your dad and my dad would be buddies.

Liz Johnson said... [reply]

Yeah, your dad and I are kindred spirits that way, too. Also, my dad does the same thing.

Kayla FrecklesinApril said... [reply]

I cracked up at the "resulted in pregnancy" line because I have several friends who have babies as a result of a serious cold snap last winter.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Anne and Liz, do you think it's maybe just a dad thing then?

Kayla, was this a cold snap in Arizona, by any chance? Bc I'd be interested to know what qualifies. ;-)

Cooldad said... [reply]

My question is why did my kids settle someplace colder than Alaska? Couldn't at least one of you move someplace warm? And, yes, I do have Hawaii on my app. It is 84 in Kailua.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Dad, I think your answer is in the word "settle." I haven't. No way do I want to live someplace this cold forever.

Cooldad said... [reply]

Darling daughter. That's great news. Might I recommend the Big Island of Hawaii? Needs to happen within the next two years though, if I am to have any chance of convincing your mom to move there.

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