Sunday, December 18, 2016
The wind on Saturday was so strong that the birds were being blown out of my feeder. The capture of the snow with the wind is a new one for my skills. This morning the wind has diminished to 8 mph but the temperature was a -16 degree F. Wind chills can be dangerous at any degree but this time it becomes impossible to be outside.
It will warm up some tomorrow to 27 degrees F. That will seem like a heatwave and maybe we can get some Christmas shopping done. It won't be fun if the wind is blowing but it must be done.
My new car has tire gauge sensors on it. When we get this cold the air pressure reduces and the car has fits about it. They keep warning me that I need to get to a service station. I do know that as I drive the car that the tires will warm up but it takes time. On Saturday morning they eventually normalized as we drove to a Target store. Last night though the OnStar people wrote my wife that our one front tire was too low in pressure. At 10:30 at night the satellite sensors said it was at 22 psi. We, of course, were not driving the car, so there was nothing I could do with it. I have had to deal with those tires the past few days because of the cold. I am thinking that a normal car that has no sensors probably do the same thing. I may have to move to Florida so it won't bother me anymore.
You know that you can still use them even when they get broken. The glass blown one here probably will fall apart when we put it away after Christmas, but for now it can hang and shine.
One that isn't broken shines brightly with all of its colors. The indent designs were always magical looking when I was a little kid when I would see them. I am sure we bought them at the hardware store back then in the 1950s. The little bird seems to be tending its eggs in the nest in the foreground.
I have a weird one here but it is fun to see. I do think that it is a plastic ornament with paint of the same nature that is used on the glass ornaments. Angels and cupcakes do fit with the theme of Christmas, especially when the angel holds a star cookie.
The fisherman ornament made me think of my dad, who loved fishing, so it will stay in my collection for good. I have a fish that I didn't photograph that goes with it and I can share that later.
I don't quite like being housebound and that it is being too cold to try to go anywhere. I guess staying warm and having lots of down time today is a good thing. We have presents to wrap for shipping and planning for our last week before Christmas. I am concerned for a lot of my blogger friends as I know a lot of them are a lot colder than I am. Tthey have a foot of snow or more. Everyone needs to wait this out though and warmth must be coming soon. Thank you for stopping by today.