2009-01-09

I do so go out in winter...

Thinking back to my summer bounty of outdoor photos and videos, it would appear that I don't get out in the winter. I do, but, it is a pain in the ass when it is cold. I thought a little video for those in the south would clear things up.

Warning: this video contains language which may be offensive to some viewers.




I have been walking with an upstairs friend this last week, because she's crazy and I need the exercise. I was going to film this when we were both out last night, but it was so cold we didn't go. I damn near froze walking from the office - a mere 100 yds (give or take) from the wind chill and we do about 2 km (yes, I grew up using imperial then they brought in metric). By the time I went out and filmed this the temperature had risen and the wind had died, it was almost pleasant - I should have done the whole walk.

It is supposed to warm up even more over the next few days which will be nice. I can go out and restock my cabinets with food.


Sorry, the sound sucks - and it is not a very good video.

Have a good weekend all!

18 comments:

Jay said...

We get some cold weather here, but nothing like that! One year at Christmas I visited some family in Ohio and I was wearing my hoodie, a heavy coat, gloves, a scarf and two pairs of thick socks. I spent the whole time whining about how cold it was. haha

Cool vlog!

Emily said...

Reb- I can't believe you go outside when it's that cold- or that f-ing cold in your words. LOL! Thanks for the instructional video... I actually got cold seeing all that snow (I've never seen that much in real life, sad isn't it?!?)

David Cranmer said...

Stay inside where it's warm!

the Bag Lady said...

Hehehehe - great vlog, sis! Now, try to imagine being bundled up like that and climbing in and out of the loader a few gazillion times! If I ever fell down, I'd have to get undressed in order to get up again! LOL

Reb said...

Jay, it was really quite a bit warmer than earlier in the day. Glad you enjoyed.

Emily, that is not a lot of snow compared to what we got last year, or when I was a kid.

David, I try to do that, trust me! I'm a total wimp in the cold.

Thanks Sis, I know the feeling... I was going to mention the bathroom thing, but, thought that might be tmi! You are so much tougher than I!

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent instructional video. Cold-weather prep must be shown, not told.
At least you're getting out to walk. I went out once a few days ago and may do it again if it warms up.

Reb said...

Thanks Leah, there is so much involved in getting ready to go outside, I thought video was best suited to the job. Now, if only my hip would co-operate more with the walking.

kcinnova said...

Like my dh says, fashion isn't important - warmth is.
You know it's cold when the snow crunches and squeaks like that! it reminds me of when we lived in Spokane. (They've had 6' of snow and counting so far this winter. Sadly, the rain has washed much of it away.)

Great vlog, Reb!

Reb said...

Kcinnova, your dh has it right. I can't believe that snow that they are getting, it is incredible.

debra said...

Kudos to you for your efforts, Reb, and for videoing it :-) We've had some painfully cold weather, too. We're told to expect 6-12" of snow in the next day or so---then I hear more cold weather and snow is coming down from the North. Stay warm

Barbara Martin said...

It was a great video, Reb. Brought back memories. The snow begins to crunch and squeak underfoot at -5F or -22C. I hope you're not breathing in that cold air without filtering it through a scarf.

I spoke to one of my brothers on Boxing Day (Spruce Grove) and he told me how cold it was. It was -50F when I spent a winter on a rural property east of Elk Island Park. Needed to pump water twice a day so the pipe wouldn't freeze up.

When the weather calls for snow then you know it's going to get warmer. Have you seen any of the snowshoe hares coming into the city? They used to when I last lived in Edmonton.

Delight wearing glasses in winter.

MizFit said...

oooh love the offensive when it pertains to the COLD WEATHER I MOVED TO AVOID :)

an avowed weatherwimp.

Reb said...

Thanks Debra, I don't like having the snow either, but you usually get the warmer temps with it.

Barbara, it was terribly cold over Christmas! The jackrabbits are here all year, they are just harder to find in the winter ;) I always filter the cold with a scarf I am a true wimp and I really miss contacts, though I've had those fog up too.

Mizfit, if I could stand large bugs and the thought of leaving my rat-free province, I would be somewhere warm too. It balances, or so I tell myself in the summer!

Travis Erwin said...

Thanks Reb for all you have done to help my family. I truly am blessed to have many friend both locally and around the world. All of you have made this trying time easier for me and my family, so again man thousand thank yous for being one of those people.

Reb said...

Travis, it is my pleasure.

arlene said...

LOL Rebecca, oh yes the layers of clothes!! Takes me back to, well, lets see, last week!!!
When we got up to -9C yesterday I was tempted to haul out the board shorts and fire up the BBQ!
I have al ot of buds in the US, and some, esp those in big places like NYC, think that life comes to a total hault up here when he hit colds like we have had. I assure them that the only thing that changes is we see less bicycles and joggers, and more kids out and about cuz they dont have to go to school. I have find memories of it being too cold for us to go to school, but we could all make it to the Royal Cafe for fries and the amazing gravy they had there!!!
Hang in, spring is only 3 or 4 months away!!

Reb said...

Ah, yes, the myth of snow days! lol

Hilary said...

That weather is coming this way this week. I have a similar collection of outdoor clothing. If only my camera wouldn't balk at those temperatures. Great video, Reb.