Friday, December 6, 2013

Brrrrrrrrrrrr, Baby!

Baby, it’s cold outside.

On Wednesday, we left MAF in my boss’ jet for a multiple destination trip.  First, Calgary.  Weather prohibited that stop.  So, off we went to Williston, N.D. for my first trip there!  I was excited, and dressed for cold weather.

Now mind you, in Midland, Texas, it was 80 degrees.

Holy moly.

Cold, much less cold to this girl, was an understatement.  So glad I dressed warmly.

We finished our business there, ate lunch, and headed to Minot, N.D..

People, let me tell you, the weather in Minot made Williston look like a summer at the beach.

That wind is BITING cold.

When we left Minot, the snow was blowing so hard we couldn’t see the runway.  I was so glad when we lifted off and got 30 minutes away from there!

We were landing in Midland in less than 3 hours.  A busy day, for sure, but I got to see some beautiful country.

I woke up yesterday to freezing rain.  Which worsened to sleet and ice.  In our semi-small town, we had 92 wrecks yesterday in between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.  That’s craziness.  We just are not used to icy conditions.

Last night, around 8 p.m.  - 24 ° in Midland, Texas.

Today, it’s worse.  We are all staying in, working from home.  ThatManILove has gone to the store, because our cupboards were bare - we were to be in Dallas this weekend.  And hopefully, he’ll bring home extra hot Starbucks.

Y’all be safe out there, wherever you are.

You’re SO worth it.


  1. Why not Minot? Freezin' is the reason.

    Have been through there a few times in my life. One of my favorite things up there, I'm guessing you couldn't see due to the snow. One of the high schools outside of town has this tradition where they all paint rocks white, and then in 30 foot tall (or so it seems) numbers, put their class year on a hillside where it can be seen from the highway.

  2. For goodness sakes, what's all this crying about the weather? Tonight, as I write to you, the temperature is -27C (-17F); when you count in the wind chill, it's -42C (about the same in degrees F). I guess the difference between you ad me is that I have grown accustomed to this "fresh air" whereas you have not. On the other hand, I don't think I could handle 80F at any time of the year. Sorry you missed Calgary; "Cowtown" is an interesting place.

    Blessings an Bear hugs.


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