And so we woke up to this.....
Actually, my phone said -30 when I woke up. Let this day begin!!
As this phenomena of a pseudo-ice age is affecting us, funny things happen and are said:
As I was wrapping my son's face in a new, black fleece scarf, he tells me,
"I'm a ninja!"
"A guy threw a class of cold water and a glass of hot water in the air and the hot froze first!"
"When I go outside and my nose-hairs freeze, that's when it's the best!"
and I respond, "I love the way the cold air feels in my lungs while I'm getting over a cold. I feel like I can breathe."
and dropping off my other son at school
"Doesn't your heater work?"
I reply, "Um, well not until I get to campus - or we replace the water pump....."
Okay, so I get to class and here's what I hear:
"The temperature is -30 with a -47 wind chill"
"My hair turned white from my breath freezing on it."
"I live in a place where the air hurts my face!"
"Half of my ear has frostbite - there's a line where my hat wasn't covering it"
And as I'm getting into the car for my mid-day break.......
I have to defrost the ice from my lenses. I pretty much have to choose from covering my face with a scarf and fogging up my glasses, or go without one or the other.
(Oh, and I just have to share that there's a guy sitting across the library from me with earphones plugged into his laptop and he's busting a gut laughing!!!!!! Man, I love this library!)And my son calls me at work to see when I'm coming home. He wants to show me a trick. (I'm thinking - great, he's going to make me stand out here all night while he does donuts on the dirt bike in the snow)
.....Instead, he comes running out in shorts to throw a cup of hot water in the air for me! It was amazing!! It came down as really heavy snow.
I love this place.
sources: college students at MSU