Tone Parsons

Whole leash it! (say it out loud)

To say that today is a little brisk is an understatement.

When I left the house today, it was 1° (-17° c). After running for 5 minutes, my wife’s jeep still hadn’t defrosted the ice from the windshield. I am, however, totally thankful that we opted for the heated leather seats!

It had warmed up to a tropical 2° (-16.6° c) by the time we got downtown. With a light breeze, it felt much colder. Now that I’m at work (in Liberty Lake, a town just east of Spokane), the temprature is -3.3° (-19.6° c).

For those of you who have never experienced temperatures like this, let me explain the sensation: Everything in your nose immediately freezes, you face becomes hard to move, and if you’re male… well, lets just say “shrinkage” and leave it at that.

There is relief in site, though… we’re expecting to have a high today of 15° (-9° c). I’ll be getting out of my sweater and into my shorts and t-shirt for sure!

Finally… if you happen to live in the area and are crazy enough to go outside, please keep an eye out for my left testicle. I’m pretty sure it fell off.

Oh… and in case you’re wondering what weather like that does to a pond with flowing water, I present to you a photo (taken with my phone… so it’s not great).

The pond in front of work

There are fish in there, and they’re just fine.  It’s hard to see, but in the middle of the photo is a small waterfall… it’s completely frozen.


3 Comments so far

  1. Dad January 12th, 2007 9:39 am

    You ain’t seen nothing yet, I remember some winters down in Bovill, Idaho when it hit -40, now thats friggin cold.

  2. Tone Parsons January 12th, 2007 9:42 am

    I know exactly what that feels like. I lived in South Dakota (-40 with 30mph winds!)

  3. Tom January 12th, 2007 1:23 pm

    LLO HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH Come to Alaska where its a balmy 28 hahahahahah Ok so it was 37 below last week but balmy now 😉 I left Spokane for Eugene Or after we had 30 below for weeks and the battery in my olds Toronado froze solid….so It wasnt that long ago that Spokane had good old January cold,,,,,OMG Tone we are getting OLD!