Winters in Missouri are not as cold as they were when I grew up.   No, this isn’t about climate change.   I believe climates changing, temp wise anyway runs in cycles over centuries.   I am not scientifically  wise enough to begin to explain it.

It seldom gets down into single digits let alone minus degrees here.   This morning was the coldest day of the year in St. Charles/St. Louis MO.   Yesterday led up to today.  Of all days…..our furnace malfunctions.   I don’t think its the thermostat.   The house temp yesterday never got above 64.  The furnace was on then off, on then off…….then OFF!   We had a similar problem last year with the ignition switch.  The repair man will be there today, before noon.

Through the evening the temp gradually dropped a degree about every half hour.   I tried to calculate how cold it would get by the time I got up in the morning……6:00 AM.  My prediction was 50 degrees.   I checked it when I got up, wearing my sweats…….which I slept in; it was a whopping 53 degrees.    Hey, if I’m outdoors this time of year, that’s beautiful.

I woke up  occasionally in the middle of the night…..fairly comfortable but thinking, you lucky ass, you could be homeless.   Don’t complain!

By the time I get home this evening hopefully the house will be a toasty 69 degrees.

Baby its cold outside………this morning the outside temp read a frigid 18 degrees, but rising.  I think it is supposed to get up into the 30s today….mid to upper.

Stay warm!


  1. Well, I am about to feel your pain! Tonight we leave for a very cold Kentucky where the low is going to be 19 and the high 32!! OK, I’m a PHOENIX girl so this will be brutal…not to mention I don’t have the proper clothing…who has stuff like that when they live on the sun?? 😉

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