04 December 2016

A Cold Day for a Walk

My beautiful wife and I have been planning a walk today. There's a nearly-exact one-mile circuit by circling the blocks to the north of us, and it's high time we started utilizing it.

We cleaned the house last weekend, and yesterday saw us clear all the snow from the stairs, walkway and driveway.

The only fly in the ointment is the temperature. It's currently 2 degrees, and AccuHunch says it will be dropping a degree per hour for most of the day, heading for -10 tonight. So it will already be below zero by the time the sun comes up. We'll decide how many layers to put on, to protect ourselves, but are determined to begin this new routine.

Besides, if we wait for "better" weather, that could well be April or May.

Meanwhile, y'all be careful out there, stay warm and safe - and thanks for dropping by.

Update: AccuHunch underestimated the temperature change. I posted this two hours ago, and it's already -2°.  Could be an interesting day.


Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Sigh. And here I am, feeling cold at a mere 50 F....

Rev. Paul said...

Everything's relative, TB, and it all depends on what you're accustomed to. Zero doesn't feel overly cold to us, but we've had temps in the teens for several weeks now.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

YakTracks help when walking on snow and ice. Winter walking is wonderful as long as one remains warm and safe.

Rev. Paul said...

Sandy, Yak Trax don't work well here. The snowpack is so dense that the coils just flatten out. We use similar devices but with rows of 1/8" thick steel teeth. Also, I put 40 sheet-metal screws into the sole of each snow boot. :)