The OH said Goodbye and walked out of the door this morning only to come back in to wait for the car to defrost. 'It's cold out there today' he exclaimed. We all knew that though as he had left the front door wide open. Now the house was cold but the car had defrosted nicely, probably from all of the heat that escaped out of the front door!
Why are so many people still surprised by a cold morning though. I mean, it is almost December. Many moons ago, when I was younger, it used to be so much colder than it is now at this time of year. However it is still to be expected that by November we should be in for some pretty chilly weather.
We hit a bit of chilly weather and the shops declare a mad dash for hats, scarves and gloves. Grown men fight over the last snow shovel in the store, milk and bread gets bought like it's the must have Christmas present of the year and schools declare that if there is a sprinkling of snow they may close.
Last time I checked, humans don't melt if hit by snow, you know like when the witch gets wet in the Wizard of Oz film. Cars don't cease to work, they just take a little longer to warm up in the mornings. Yes driving conditions get a bit hazardous, I mean a sprinkling of snow shouldn't bring the whole country to a stand still.
Just because we were hit by a frost this morning doesn't mean snow is on it's way. There have been reports suggesting the drop in temperature is to blame on the weather system currently hanging it's ugly head over Buffalo, and surrounding areas, in the USA. Spare a thought for those guys UK people!
Now go grab a cuppa and calm your chilly self down, before it cools down again tonight! I'm off to grab the sled and huskies ready for the school run this afternoon. :-)