Wednesday, December 17, 2008

We're Not Accustomed to Cold in Vancouver...


Have you heard how COLD it is here in the Fraser Valley? Vancouver hasn't been this cold in 44 years. It's gonna be crazy cold tonight, hovering somewhere around -9 degrees. I know, you people living in Central Canada LAUGH at -9 but you need to remember.........we have HUMIDITY here so -9 is like your dry -25 in the prairies! Believe me people, it's cold out there tonight.



Now, just to give you an idea of how unaccustomed we are to the COLD around here, take a good look at how my peeps dressed for dinner tonight. Toques, scarves and winter jackets at the dinner table?! You'd think I'd turn the heater up, wouldn't you? Imagine my shock when I saw THIS!!!!! For you Americans, that's about 80 degrees!!!!!! How much WARMER can we make this place, people?!


I'm starting to think that COLD is just a state of mind :) Otherwise it's Menopause.......


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25 Responses to “We're Not Accustomed to Cold in Vancouver...”

Lynne said...

We have 15 right now and they're are calling for ice tomorrow starting at noon.. You had me laughing out loud when I read menopause...hugs ~lynne~

Lynne said...

That's what we do..we give our extras to our children isn't it.. I don't mind sharing..mine always loves it...lol.. hugs ~lynne~

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh my goodness I've had enough of this cold!! I'm in Salem.Or.Laurie

once in a blue moon... said...

thanks for stopping by my blog, i just read your month of dec and really love your style. great fun, even when being robbed right and left... OY! added you to my blog list, i enjoy your daily ventures~

ps, i can really relate to the tank top in frigid weather... our house has been 40 degrees and i am comfy, husband looks like nannock of the north and is finally requesting heat. it kills him to pay for it, cheap by nature, he can't blame the bill on me all winter! we will not discuss our a/c bill in the summer though, it rivals the cost of a lunar launch...

ceekay said...

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. We moved to Arizona from northern Wisconsin....my husband calls it one sunny day after another sunny day....You all look cold!

Erica Feunekes said...

I agree with your peeps. 25 C is cold!!!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Tamara!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm so glad to meet you!
What a great blog you have, I love your sense of humor! OMG it sure is COLD up there, I mean FREEZING cold. I'll try not to complain about our Ohio cold too much now! I'll be back to see what's going on in the greenhouse. Have a very Merry Christmas Tamara!!
Holiday hugs, Sherry

momofcrt said...

At least you're dressed for the weather Tamara!!
It was -39* here on Saturday night. That is a whole 30* COLDER than your -9*C.

nikkicrumpet said...

80 degrees!! I have my thermostat set at a constant 61 degrees. I'm all bundled up in a couple of furry throws but my nose is red just like Rudolphs. It's only 17 degrees outside at the moment...and you're right...the humidity makes it soooo much colder!

Tootsie said...

Girl I feel for you...I really do. It is currently -22C and that is not including the wind chill....I have been cold for months and my furnace is the same temp as yours...I am wrapped in a blanket and have my computer over the furnace vent and I am frozen solid...
I truely beleive that Mother Nature....is having some serious menopausal symptoms....unseasonably warm....excessively cold...sounds like hot and cold flashes right? The ugly storms sound like mood swings...and I do truely beleive that if Father Time...well if they could stop arguing... things would level out..(although that would mean it was still cold as heck here!) lol
stay warm...keep your chin up and your wonderful greenhouse going. How is that going? Are you able to keep it warm enough? I am sure you are..mine froze up in spite of the gas furnace I have...must fix my heat issue before I plant!

I showed a friend your blog...and she commented that it was sort of making her think about one that was here a while ago...(majak garden...ever hear of it?)
She used to tease me that if I ever got to have one like thiers...I would not need a house...I would more than likely set up house right there in the store area! lol
okay...enough rambling...best go

Tootsie said...

one more....will you do a post to show what is happening in your greenhouse now? as a grower I assume you are starting some things already? or already have things started?
inquiring minds...snoopy gardeners...anxious people need to have a peek at what spring will bring!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I must not have paid attention to geography in school; I though ALL of Canada was extremely cold all winter. I can't even imagine that type of cold, anything below freezing is too much for me.

Mama said...

Hi Tamara, lovely to meet you, it does look cold, I love your photos and your comment re the menopause heehee. Kathy.

antigoni said...

It's cold alright! I'm so sorry about the difficult moments you're having with the robbery.
I hope you leave this behind you and enjoy Christmas with your big family.

Nancy-Mom said...

Hey, you whimp !! it was -20 up here for a few days, so what's -9 in comparison?
You're right though about the humidity. We were out your way over the weekend and it was around -9 but soooo cold, especially with the wind as well. When we got back to Vernon it was -20 but didn't feel nearly as cold as on the coast.

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! That is freezing cold to me!
Stay warm... :)

marina said...

All Europe is white...and only Greece is still in Autumn conditions! I WANT WINTER...I WANT SNOW...!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

LOL...I cracked up at that last photo. Merry Merry and Happy New Year.

Rue said...

Hi Tamara :)

You made me laugh so hard when I saw what you were wearing in the last picture, because that's how I am! LOL

I'm so sorry that you were robbed! I hope they caught him.

Stay warm and Merry Christmas!!
rue

Shannon said...

Those pictures are great! We keep our heat on about 65 F so I don't know why they were cold at 80!! :) I wish we had snow like that though!

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