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Emily Grossman

Welcome Home

January 4, 2009 at 2:16 AM

I'm so sorry, I left without even saying goodbye.  Now it's already time to say hello again.  That rather long blank space in my blog was my trip to Oklahoma and Pennsylvania for the holidays.  My dad called me this morning to see how my trip back to Soldotna went.  Everything go okay?

"It went just fine.  It's kinda cold, though."

"What's the temperature?"

"Well, right now it's 31 below."

(Small space while my dad calculates)

"You are exactly 100 degrees colder than we are right now!"

Well, isn't that nice?  It's all quite a novelty until you start the car and it bleeds into the snow. 

I'm going to crawl into the fridge now, see if that's any warmer.

From Paul G.
Posted on January 4, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Welcome back :)

From Nate Robinson
Posted on January 4, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Oh my 30 below, I can't say I've ever experienced that.  Hope your trip was nice!  Are you originally from Oklahoma?

From Emily Grossman
Posted on January 4, 2009 at 9:57 PM

Lived there for 23 years.  You can still catch me with my drawl every once in a while, though my old friends say I sound like Sarah Palin now.

From Bart Meijer
Posted on January 5, 2009 at 5:11 AM

Grammar 's still OK, though.

From Julianna Yaniv
Posted on January 5, 2009 at 8:54 AM

LOL! its been 30 below where I live for about three weeks now. think happy warm thoughts!!! spring is coming......right??? (she hopes) 

From Emily Grossman
Posted on January 5, 2009 at 9:19 AM

No it hasn't, at least not in Canmore, Alberta.  It's currently -6 degrees celsius there.

My warm thoughts mostly consist of soup and hot beverages.  Wool socks.  Under Armor beneath Capilene, beneath Polar Fleece, beneath Cloudveil.  Black Diamond mittons.  Alpaca hat.

Gotta go start the car.

From David Russell
Posted on January 5, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Dont do it, Emily!!


Overstuffed mattress, three triple-down comforters, hot chocolate and a Sponge-Bob marathon!  :-)

From Tom Holzman
Posted on January 5, 2009 at 2:10 PM

Stay warm.  Reminds me of some of my father's thoughts on getting up in the morning in a tent in the Soviet Union during the winter of 1944-45.

From Royce Faina
Posted on January 5, 2009 at 3:33 PM

Was -10 here, Good to have you back! I send you warm thoughts! :^)

From Emily Grossman
Posted on January 5, 2009 at 10:10 PM

Bart, I accidentally deleted your comment when I tried to respond to it.  Sorry!

From Drew Lecher
Posted on January 6, 2009 at 2:24 AM


When you warm up in the fridge, do you take the toaster oven with you and breathe through a straw so the warm air doesn't seep out the door???

We're a balmy 20ºF in Chi-town.

Drew & Vicky 

From sharelle taylor
Posted on January 6, 2009 at 10:51 AM

I'm forthwith sharing our 98 F and about 80% humidity. Even now, at 10:00 pm, it is still 75 % humidity and about 75 F.  Its just too exhausting to practise, and violins hate weather (any weather, whatever is ambient - they hate it).

My son spent the day volunteering at the Reptile Park  feeding iguanas and various other lizards who like it hot and steamy.  He had crashed out by 8 pm after drinking a 1 litre slushy because of the dehydration.

But gee, -30 is quite a story.  Unimaginable for those of us sweltering.

From Anne Horvath
Posted on January 6, 2009 at 3:54 PM

It is pushing 70 today in AL.  The furnace hasn't kicked on in over a week, you betcha.

From Terez Mertes
Posted on January 6, 2009 at 4:54 PM

 I missed reading you!

31 below. Dang...

From Bart Meijer
Posted on January 7, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Never mind, Emily. I just converted your -31 F to -35 C -- only then did I realize how cold that really is! Fahrenheit temperatures don't speak to us Europeans anymore. Stay warm, somehow.

For comparison: we had -15 C (+ 5 F) and thought that was mighty cold :) .

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