Saturday, January 19, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

-19 degrees at the moment.  To quote Yukon Cornelius (in Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer) it's not "fit for man nor beast!"

The temps don't seem to stop Jinx and Cooper from wanting to go outside and romp in the snow.  The kennel is heated, so those dogs (the smart ones) are tucked into their dog houses and not running in and out.

I had a meeting in Milwaukee today. Tom laughs at my traveling accessories.  Hey, I grew up in Northern Wisconsin, spitting distance from Minnesota and not all that far from Canada and we learned to carry basic survival supplies with us, in case we were stranded in the snow.  Nowadays, with cell phones, there is perhaps less urgency but I still pack for cold and snow.  Emergency blanket, sleeping bag, flashlight, water and food, warm boots, hat and gloves, hand heater.  You just never know.