Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday Night



We are going to Chicago tomorrow. Preston's grandmother died :(, so we are flying in for about 48 hours to go to the funeral.

I didn't get the chance to meet Preston's paternal grandmother, but I know she was a kind and gentle woman that lived a very full life. She was 93.

I'm trying to mentally prepare myself for how cold it's going to be there. It's about 50 degrees here right now and I'm huddled under a blanket in a long sleeved shirt, a hoodie, pants and TWO pairs of slippers. It's supposed to be 3 degrees when we land in Chicago tomorrow. 3.  Absorb that for a moment.

No words.

I was telling my friend in Ecuador this 3 business yesterday...and of course, 3 degrees farenheit means very little to her.  So, I converted it to celsius using a handy online tool. HOLY CRAP. That's -16C. Now, that's COLD!! We keep primers in a -20 freezer.  That really puts in into perspective for me.

How funny, too, that I cannot mentally compare celsius to farenheit, but I can easily imagine temperatures in celsius. 20C? Oh, well that's just around room temp. 4C...standard refridgerator. -80C? That hurts your hands pretty bad. -196C? That's liquid nitrogen. That's COLD and also super fun to freeze things in...like apples..and then smash them in the parking lot.

Wow, I'm a huge nerd.

Per usual before a trip...there's a bit of running around...and a bit of last minute cleaning(why?)...and a bit of take out burritos :P

Preston has been on a mad hunt for his Ipod for the last 40 mins or so. I gave up some time ago, but I guess I should re-enlist.

Happy Hump Day!!

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