Frosty, No Snowman

First frost this morning.  27º outside right now.  We still have yet to make fire, turn on a space heater, or even excavate the electric blanket from wherever we stored it in March– though yesterday we did both resume the strategy of sitting on the heating pad (80W on high, ?40W on low) while doing desk work, which really makes a huge comfort difference.

There’s no snow down here at 20 feet above sea level, but it’s close by.  Here’s a webcam image from this morning of the Presidential range in New Hampshire, 65 miles (by the crow) from here, and visible from the western edge of town on a clear day.Makes you want to dig out your mountaineering boots and crampons, doesn’t it?  (P.S. If you are wondering, I believe the grey smudge just right of center is an ice crystal stuck on the window– unless the town of Gorham exploded overnight.)

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7 Responses to “Frosty, No Snowman”

  1. girltuesday Says:

    YES!! crampons! boots! tele-skis! we need another trip to the gulf this winter.

  2. beehive Says:

    Darn you and your “very little heat,” you just guilted me into turning off the space heater in my office. It’s 58 in here and 62 out there. Perhaps I’ll open all the windows.

  3. Rising Tide Says:

    Gulf of Slides!!!

    Who’s going to carry in the beer?

  4. coldhousejournal Says:

    “Who’s going to carry in the beer?”

    You brew it… MK carries it… I drink it! Good division of labor.

  5. Rising Tide Says:

    Wait, wait. I brew it but don’t get to drink any of it? Not sure I like this division of labor..

  6. coldhousejournal Says:

    “I brew it but don’t get to drink any of it? ” One presumes you drink your fill while brewing– no?

  7. Rising Tide Says:

    “One presumes you drink your fill while brewing– no?”

    No.

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