The real temp was 7 degrees when I got up at 6:30 am, and the wind chill was 7 below zero. That's cold for Georgia. I know it's peanuts to other people but for those in the south who have never lived where the temperature goes below freezing for months at a time, never mind chills below zero, it is very cold. There wee many burst pipes and cars that did not start. I'm really glad we got to stay home from school.
Our Superintendent called off school for today so the children would not get frostbit waiting for the bus. I can't remember a time when school was called for cold. My little apartment was cozy and everything stayed on. The gas heat warmed the place just fine and the pipes did not freeze. I kept a trickle going and opened the cabinet doors under the sink to let warm air flow around the pipes.
The yard kitten, Murray...well he's mine now. I formally took him as owner. He would have died outside last night, and I'd brought him inside on Saturday in advance of the cold weather. I could not envision him going back out, so seeing that my other two cats accepted him I decided just to keep him on. He seems content enough.
Yeah. He hates it here.
As for me, I'm headed to Ikea.