Home: a gratitude practice to offset the shock of going from +25C to -38C with windchill in the past 24 hours

December 31st, 2013, 10am

It was -31°C with few clouds. The breeze was light.

  • Our son has become an intelligent, thoughtful, resourceful, and responsible young man.

  • Our house is clean and at the moment, bug-free.

  • At the moment there are no mosquitoes.

  • We have drinkable tap water, and excellent water pressure.

  • We can flush our toilet paper because we are not dependent on a septic system.

  • We are warm despite the extreme windchill1 because we have a working furnace and a closet-sized infrared sauna we got at Canadian Tire.

  • We have a humidifier and lotion to offset the lack of humidity.

  • Clothes dry very quickly after washing.

  • We are healthy and we are home.

  1. For those of you unfamiliar with windchill, it’s a measurement of the actual outdoor temperature plus the wind and what that feels like to the human body. When it gets below -40C with windchill they start saying things like “exposed skin will freeze in x minutes”. 

Mona, Cassie, Jo and Allan said thanks.

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Lia Pas

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