Our temps have been hanging around -40 for two days now. Yesterday it was less than -40 and a 5 mph breeze came up, which dropped wind chill to -65. That's right -- if you're not covered you'll get freezer burn on the forward side from the wind you generate by walking.
The next couple days are supposed to get colder -- down to -50 at night. Steam lines are breaking and the heat is barely able to keep up -- three electric heaters going full blast in addition to the baseboard heat and at best we can get the house into the mid-60s. Anybody know where I can get some CO2?
The good news is that as of yesterday we're up to more than four hours of daylight per day. Thankfully my truck is holding up OK so far due to the block heater, battery heater, oil pan heater, transmission heater, and cab heater. It pulls 1500 watts when plugged in. My gas mileage is in the toilet, though, because it spends a lot of time idling to warm up and pay Al Gore's salary.
Speaking of Al, hope he's having fun with his new boat...