Yesterday’s wake-up temp? 47 degrees.
This morning? -6 degrees. Yeah, that’s a MINUS sign.
I often write about the cold, but today I thought you might appreciate an illustration of what’s involved when a human being actually dresses to leave the comfort of central heating on a day like today.
Here is a tally sheet of what I’m wearing:
- Layer 1 – fine gauge knit 100% wool long underwear (top & bottom, purchased in Denmark because it’s almost impossible to find it in the US) and wool socks
- Layer 2 – cotton, long-sleeve turtleneck pullover and heavy jeans
- Layer 3 – doubleknit wool turtleneck sweater from New Zealand
- Layer 4 – alpaca & wool blend full-length coat (weighs ten lbs., I swear), wool knit hat from Norway, with attached fleece wrap to cover back of neck, ears and face, sealskin mittens lined with lambswool (also from Norway) and lambskin-lined, fake fur Minnetonka boots (made in China, of course)
Now, that’s what I call global warming.