It's freakin' cold out.
Extreme temperatures call for extreme measures in a statewide cold snap so frigid that temperatures have grounded planes, disabled cars, frozen water pipes and even canceled several championship cross country ski races.
You better believe it.
It's not 60 below here, more like -25F at the moment, but it isn't any picnic.
It was so cold last night that when I went to pick my son up from band practice my anti-lock brake sensors froze up and the ABS system in the truck turned off. Nice. Seems to be fine today - after the truck thawed out all night in the garage.
And speaking of which, I have to go clean the snow off my trailer and get things hooked up - I've arranged to buy a commercial radial arm saw from a guy and I need to go pick it up. I'd prefer to wait until it warmed up a bit, but he works on the North Slope and his wife is sick of having to park outside because "his stupid saw is taking up her parking spot in the garage while he's gone for six months at a pop." So, she told him to either sell it, or she's going to give it away when he leaves for the slope tomorrow. He listed it on Craigslist along with his sad, sad story - and I arranged to buy it today at a hell of a discount.
The cold, it ain't all bad.