It is terrifically, terribly cold in Colorado. Yesterday I woke up to a thermometer reading -25°F, and it stayed at that temperature up until this morning (it’s now -3°, much better).
This weather makes everything seem strange, life slows into a semi-frozen state just waiting for warmth. Inside the house we are wearing long underwear, fleece, multiple socks, hats, gloves, sweatshirts, and anything else we can find. When I went out to gather firewood the air stung my lungs, made them recoil. We turned off the water to the house to prevent frozen pipes (I miss running water so much! and it’s only been 12 hours). We are waiting for the sun.