Today the sun is shining, the snow glistening and it is a remarkable -12C out there. Brrrrrrr! B drove our son to band practice at 7:30 a.m. and had to crawl out of the passenger door of the car when he got home because the driver's side was frozen shut. Normally I wouldn't think to mention this, but in my 24 years of living in Vancouver, I do believe this is the coldest it's ever been. Ever. And it's only November 23rd!
After school yesterday I took both kids to the mall for new boots. We're all set for a big snow, so I say bring it on. They may just end up wearing them in the house. Our 100 year old cedar cottage is not well-suited to freezing temperatures. I'm a little worried about pipes, to be honest, and there is an arctic breeze through the living room. I'll spend some time today shrink-wrapping our original windows. This is my November job each year, which I quite enjoy. Frankly, a day spent shrink-wrapping every fall is SO worth saving a zillion dollars on new wood windows!
Until the house gets used to this deep freeze, I'll probably be sporting my new handwarmers, purchased at a local craft fair last weekend.
Aren't they pretty? Love the couched yarn and button embellishment. A very clever woman named Iva (no website) repurposes these out of Merino and Cashmere sweaters (she must have to hunt daily to find them - I never have any luck when I go thrifting for wool anymore). I love that Merino is so thin, yet so toasty.
Hope you're keeping warm!