Schools in Wake County, NC are opening late tomorrow due to the predicted single digit temps. I've never seen that happen before.
They closed most of the schools in our area due to 0 degree temps and bad roads.
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I hate this time of year. The cold weather and the shorter days make me really depressed. I'm trying not to complain so much but sometimes the best way to stop focusing on something that's bothering you is to tell someone else.
I'm looking forward to winter being over and having some warmer, sunnier days. Unfortunately, I know that's several weeks away.
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I got two of my kids those lights to make you feel better in winter. I'm waiting to hear how they like them. I actually got one of them for myself but my daughter was so jealous when I told her I got one for her brother, I decided to give the other one to her.
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I'm somewhat encouraged this year that it can't possibly get this cold again even though, statistically, the coldest period is usually the period around about January 23rd. So I figure the days are both getting longer and warmer, or at least they're about to, sooner than in prior years.
The weatherman said, a couple of weeks ago, that the days were starting to get longer!
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Maybe it's getting dark later in the evening. I don't watch for that.
I have trouble getting up when it's totally dark out. It's been getting to me pretty bad. I also get very inactive & down. I think a big part of it is the snow & cold too. I have no love for Winter or snow or cold. "Winter sports" is an oxymoron to me.
It doesn't help that I live in the cold country. Long cold winters. Snow, shoveling, snowpacked roads, not being able to put the dog out except to "go", having the car just not want to warm up. Even going to the grocery store can be an issue I don't want to deal with.
Below 0 temperatures are the norm in the Winter. Heck, 20 below is common. Schools don't shut down, businesses don't close, roads are still open. People still function relatively normally, but just take precautions.
I don't get what all these people are making a big deal of that the temps are in the single digits. Try the double digits below, on a regular basis. Then we can talk about bad.
I belong in the South, in the warm country. I could live with 80 degrees every day & be smiling all the time.
If I never saw snow again I wouldn't miss it a bit. The mere thought of it in the Fall fills me with dread.
I only stay here because I own my home, have a decent job & my children/grandchildren are here.
I do have to admit that our Summers & early Fall are lovely, albeit a bit late. Not being able to plant a garden 'till June is unfortunate.
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