I honestly can’t remember a colder winter in all the years I’ve lived up North. Which has been all of them, the majority in the middle of the country where we’re especially vulnerable.
Our youngest sons went on an adventure to Park Rapids, Minn., this weekend to Boy Scout “winter camp.” After the first day, though, they were booted out due to winter conditions. Go figure!
Now, we’re dealing with the latest blizzard and cold extremities. Sunday morning, we learned of the rupture (and explosion) of a natural gas line in Canada that may well put many of our friends and possibly the whole region in danger. We do not use gas, but we know that if this problem worsens, it could be catastrophic.
|Jordan McRae/Winnipeg Free Press|
So, time to hunker down with the family and try to conserve warmth and energy and hope that we can ride this thing out. I used to say this part of the country builds strong character, but I’m beginning to lose my resolve. It’s just plain brutal.
Sunnier thoughts soon!
Frozen in Fargo,
Peace Garden Mama