Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January 6, 2014 Newsletter

The snow is absolutely beautiful here, but we are ready to bid farewell to the arctic temperatures!
You can see from these pictures how the polar vortex affected parts of Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio.  The first picture was taken about two months ago, and the second was captured this week.

Lake Erie appears to be frozen as far as the eye can see. 

Closer to home...our house has been a chorus of cracking and loud popping sounds. Apparently, the pieces and parts of our house that are responding to the sudden change in temperature by shrinking, are causing the loud cracking sounds as they move against or away from a connection or joint. Yikes.  While it’s comforting to know the creaks, pops and cracks are common in extremely cold weather, we are keeping our fingers crossed and hoping there's no damage to our home. 

It's a little difficult to see in this picture ... we had ice on the inside of almost every window frame in our house. 

 With the wind chill factor, our temperatures dipped to -33 degrees today.  The good news – we’re headed toward seasonal temperatures again and expect Friday to be close to 40 degrees! 

As I’m putting this blog post together, the call came in from the superintendent that school will be in session tomorrow.  I can’t help but smile, thinking about the moms and dads who are rejoicing at this moment with the wonderful news!  J

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