-26F or -31C here tonight, how cold is it by you?
Those are the actual temps without wind chill factored in. Even though my log home was built in the 60s I still occasionally hear a log 'POP' from the extreme cold. In the winter of '96 we had an actual -60 before any wind chill factoring, so cold you cannot draw a normal breath of air in as your esophagus snaps shut (involuntary reflex) when you try. You must breath through a gloved hand or a stout type of face mask when outside in those temps. Pets must be watched while going outside & not left alone at all.
Car batteries are dead unless you keep them on a charger (like mine tonight) and reluctant to start from SLOW moving oil. I've been going outside to fire up my truck every 3 hours or so tonight to keep it warm as well, I'll be ice fishing in a few hours & don't want any surprises like a dead truck as I don't use the Expedition for ice fishing. I really ought to build a bigger garage for my rides.
Last edited by Stoner4Life; 01-25-2009 at 04:50 AM..