Friday, February 4, 2011

It's so COLD in the AZ!

It's really amazing how COLD it is in AZ.

I'm completely surprised because apparently it is normally flip flop weather at this time of year here.  

I guess this is my WELCOME TO ARIZONA!  

It feels like Michigan here... just without the snow.

How COLD is it??

Yesterday morning when I got into the car to taxi the kids off to school, my temperature read 8.  YEAH EIGHT!  And that's after the car had been running for 30 minutes!  By the time we got the the gate at Ft. Huachuca, the temperature read 11.   



Had to do laundry yesterday.  Living in an apartment sucks when you have to carry all of your laundry to the laundry room.  It was absolutely freezing outside.  You'd think that I had walked a mile the way my fingers felt after walking to the next building.  Cold really does bite.  

In between cycles, I took the dog outside.  She's not allowed pee in the grass here.  The apartment cherishes their grass.  There's not much grass here in AZ as you an imagine.  Our little apartment complex actually has grass.  The keep it painted green.  Yeah, it's painted grass.  But the dogs are not suppose to pee or poop in the grass.  They recommend you take the dogs to poop in the rocks.  Ginger didn't like that much at first.  You know she's such a lady and she was prancing on the rocks as if they hurt her feet.  So when I walked her with me to the laundry room, she peed on the side walk.  When I went back to put the clothes in the dryer 20 minutes later, the peed on the sidewalk had frozen!  I thought I'd be frying eggs on the sidewalk here!


Apartment life means that I have to get up in the morning and actually walk the dog.   I can't just open the back door and let her roam the yard now.  This morning, I armed myself with 2 coats (one leather, one wool), a pair of leather gloves and a velour hat.  Oh and my turtleneck sweater.  

Did I mention I have always hated turtlenecks because I feel like I'm being choked?

How COLD is it??

Off to take the kiddies to school this morning.  Temperature was much better than yesterday.  20.  Still cold and the kids are dressed up like Eskimos.  I had to go to our storage to get their big winter coats.  It was cold when we left Georgia so I let them bring them for the trip.  Glad I did because pipes are freezing up around here.  They said the pipe froze while they were at school yesterday.  And guess what?  School was closed today.  I drove all the way on post and the school was CLOSED.  I picked today not to check my Facebook and come to find out, school was closed.  GREAT.

I could have slept in.

How cold is it?

Apparently the post tenants were asked to turn their thermostats down to 55 last night because the post is running out of gas to heat the post.  On the coldest night of the year, they ask you to turn down you heat?  

Kinda glad I'm not living on post yet.  I kinda like it cold at night, but not in the daytime.

What's great is that by Monday, it's suppose to be 69!  So I can't complain because soon enough I'm going to be complaining about the heat!


Anonymous said...

DEAD @ the picture of the Alaskan family! **lol** I've been seeing online reports about the west being unseasonably cold. I'm sure Monday can't get here fast enough!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That is very unusual for AZ. I would think there would be snow on the ground if it's that cold! Poor Ginger...all she wants is some grass to pee on. It's painted so why not??? Just put a whole lot of scarves into your wardrobe choices.

Barbara said...

Yikes! Didn't know it was biting like that out there. We had our nippy weather not too long ago, and we prayed for snow, because if we were to be tortured with a freeze, we wanted some darn excitement!