It is cold here in Minnesota.
On days like these I like to remind myself that I have made it through even colder days than this.....and I have.
In the winter of '96/'97 the actual air temperature dropped to -44 degrees.
I was a wise North Dakotan and kept my family safe inside our well heated home. I remember my digital thermometer stopped reading at -40 and I had to listen to the news to find out just how cold it really was.
But....back in the winter of '83.....we set some records in North Dakota.
It was our first Christmas as a married couple.
We had no children.
Our family was all gathering in Wisconsin.
We weren't going to let a little cold keep us away.
So we jumped into our little Dodge Omni...
and the seats literally cracked....
we had to pour Heet in the gasline to keep it from freezing.....all along the way...
we were YOUNG...
we were FOOLISH...
and the windchill factor was -97 degrees!!!!
Now that, my friends, is COLD!!!!!