I see that the current temperature in Burlington, Iowa is 14 degrees F (-10 C), but with the wind chill it feels like 0 (-17 C). Yesterday I was informed the windchill was -20F (-28C).
When I first moved to Iowa in 2006 to be closer to my darling boyfriend who is now my sweet hubby, I had dreams. Global warming was all the rage. I thought that maybe there was a possibility that one day Iowa might actually warm up enough to be considered a place fit for human habitation.
Now I hear of these ridiculously cold temperatures, people are sending me pictures from the blizzard, AND I read news reports of scientist fudging data to hide a global cooling trend.
Oh dear. Do I really have to leave Brasil? I want to talk to Al Gore please. I was really hoping Iowa would be a tropical paradise by now. You're disappointing me Al.
Meanwhile, Gabriela and I will be spending some time each day sitting in the freezer compartment of our refrigerator in an effort to prepare ourselves for winter in Iowa.
Oh wait . . . my freezer isn't even as cold as Iowa is right now. Fabulous.