Baby, It’s Cold Inside

(Dec 12 2:45 p.m.)
(Dec 12 2:45 p.m.)

Yeah, it snowed again.  But on the predicted day, so Accuweather got it right.  And tonight, overnight, it should get down to… 1 to 5°F (-12 to -15°C).  And that’s not counting wind chill, which, according to my ears (and my skin earlier; briefly ⛄), is intense.  Feels like: -25. 🙂 And it’s still technically Fall.

Amazingly, some leaves are still up. (Dec 12 2:46 p.m.)

Thank God for artificial heating, right?  Well, the electric heaters in the house never seem to be enough on cold days like these.  I’ve been wearing a “knit” acrylic hat in the house since around Thanksgiving.

(Dec 15 2:39 p.m.)
Lower roofs, looking down from top floor of Portland USM library. (Dec 15 2:39 p.m.)

On Friday, we are looking at below zero temperatures.  And after that, more snow.  It’s serious enough that one group facilitator decided to postpone a bowling event.

(Dec 14 3:11 p.m.)
Choppy panorama… literally speaking, given the partial cars. (Dec 14 3:11 p.m.)

I wonder what causes these scattered little indentations in the snow on these roofs.

(Dec 15 2:47 p.m.)
5th floor, looking down, across from the side of a building. (Dec 15 2:47 p.m.)

It’s also getting dark pretty fast, considering the above photo marks a quarter of 3 p.m., and the below photo is barely two hours later.  And over a week ago.

(Dec 3 4:54 p.m.)
Lights in the gazebo. (Dec 3 4:54 p.m.)

When it gets rather cold and dark, you begin to really appreciate the warmth and light around you, even if commercialism is the behind it.

(Dec 3 5:19 p.m.)
(Dec 3 5:19 p.m.)

…And comfort food.

(Nov 22 3:57 p.m.)
Advertisement in The Bollard, November issue. (Nov 22 3:57 p.m.)

I hadn’t eaten pizza in a Long, Long, Long time.  So, seeing the slab ad, above… long story short, I was eating pizza.

(Nov 22 8:56 p.m.)

It was a Newman’s Own pizza, and small, but it tasted good.  It didn’t feel too great afterward, eating most of it in one night, and thinking I was too full to finish the rest, but did.  But it tasted good.  That’s what counts.

(Dec 3 5:31 p.m.)
Present.  For a few minutes. (Dec 3 5:31 p.m.)

The Salvage BBQ was packed on the 3rd, so a Chinese restaurant my mother and I, and a few others went.  And the amount of food served… Let’s just say no one is underfed.  In the time we were there, I could not finish mine if I tried.  But enough about food.

We finally turned on the lights in the house…

(Dec 10 8:16 p.m.)
Christm-o-ween. (Dec 10 8:16 p.m.)

The spectral sensitivities of the camera really bring out the mess decorations in the living room. …We haven’t yet set up a tree.

(Dec 3 2:57 p.m.)
Tilting. (Dec 3 2:57 p.m.)

But one was set up in the room the Saturday group is held in.

Shoveling. (Dec 12 2:45 p.m.)

Well, that’s it for now.  More to come, but I gotta rest.

Until next time…

(Dec 13 11:25 a.m.)
(Dec 13 11:25 a.m.)

3 thoughts on “Baby, It’s Cold Inside

  1. Love the little birdie at the end! Looks like you’re snowbound in your very own Winter Wonderland up there. Whereas, here in New York it looks like we’re in for a Wet Christmas. Sigh. If you ever find out what makes those pockmarks in the snow on those flat roofs, please let us know! (Oh, and Merry Christmas!!!)

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