It was hard to get going Saturday in Syracuse.
First off, yes, it had snowed overnight again, I’d discovered when I’d let Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle out off the back porch of the Little Bitty in our city neighborhood of Eastwood. As I looked out the kitchen window before my first morning coffee in the cup the size of my head, I knew I’d have to buck up and clean our cars off again if my dear wife Karen and I were to indeed venture out and complete our plans for the trip to mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA for the movie for my Monday review and meal afterward to make up for my Valentine’s Day work shift at the store.
Then I clicked on the wide-screen for further reports.
Yes, I may have slept in some, those of you noting the 9 a.m. screen crawl time. Call it the hibernation reflex, for our beloved rescue mutt, and me.
At least I was not out on the Weather Deck like Channel 3 weather reporter Molly Matott, just downhill on James Street. Notice how the snow has piled up on the rail behind the marvelously alliterative-named Weather Woman.
When Double-M called up the temperature screen, it appeared either the mercury reading had dipped a degree Fahrenheit or somebody in the graphics department had goofed with the previous crawl reading.
Anyway, baby, it’s cold outside.
And then there’s the Wind Chill.
That’s how it really feels out there, factoring in the effect of the wind. Further along, that was about it as far as highs for the day go. Not much of a warm-up was expected for the day. No, the temperatures were expected to fall.
Our region wass cold on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. So very, very cold.
But Karen and I will fight our way out in it.
Because I can clean off her car in a jiff. We can make it from the car to the Destiny entrance. The movie theater and restaurant are both inside, the same wing, one floor apart. We’ll already have made the distance from the exit to the car, and our bellies and hearts will be full with our Valentine’s Day meal from Chicago Uno …
Do you have a number in mind that you simply won’t open the door to anymore? How cold do you recall going out in, and how did you prepare for the blast? What are your Valentine’s Day meal plans?