The cold now is brutal. You have to develop a very fine-tuned Stoicism to endure.
It'll be zero tonight (F not C, unfortunately) and won't be above 32 degrees again until a week from Sunday. That's what the Weather Channel predicts.
When I told Bern that she did some quick finger counting. "Today is Thursday," she said, "so you mean it'll be below freezing for 10 more days?"
My instinct is always to look on the bright side, but there isn't much of a bright side when nothing outside will thaw at all, not even a little, for 10 whole days.
I may have to start wearing socks.
When I ruptured my quad muscle and had surgery a year ago last September, my right leg was immobilized for 2 months. I couldn't put on socks on that foot and am stubborn enough not to ask Bern to do it for me.
Last winter was milder than usual and I got through it without socks and I've never worn socks from April through September and I just never got around to putting them on.
I've done ok, so far, but this cold snap may break me.
I've forgotten what socks feel like.
But I may learn again in the next 10 days.
I'll let you know.
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