I had to run to the bank and the print shop yesterday and it was 14 degrees--outside temperature. I don't know what the wind chill factor was, but it was cold.
Today, I have to go back to the print shop AND up to Brighton to get some ink jet refills. The high today is 7.
I don't wear a hat. I noticed yesterday, there are a lot of older women, with short hair, that also do not wear hats. We get out of our cars and hurry into the store. Guess we figure no hat or gloves are needed.
If I have to take the garbage out or fill the bird/squirrel feeders, I DO pull on a knit hat (actually crocheted one that my Pammie made.)
I also run around the house barefooted.
Apparently this lifetime Michigander is used to this cold?
Although, for it being this cold, this long, is unusual even for us. And today, the Northeast is being battered by a Nor'Easter complete with ice and snow and worse than anything we here have ever seen. Even coolish in Florida, I hear.
As yes, the climate it is changing. I don't know if we are headed for a new Ice Age or a Heat Wave, but having studied geology in college, I know the earth goes go through climate changes every now and then--like every thousand years or so.
What can WE do about it? Not much. It is going through its normal cycles. The hole in the ozone layer is already there and the industry that built this country, probably is to blame.
As you can tell, by my absence of posting, I am finishing up a genealogy--thus the running to and fro to the print shop. I want to get it in the mail by Friday.
I also finished up the Newsletter for our 60th class reunion, that was in June, but has taken me this long to get people to cooperate and send me their profiles! I told them all that it's a wonder they didn't fail English composition because they aren't very good at getting their "assignment" done in a timely manner. HAH! I got all but 3 profiles, so those people WILL NOT be in the Newsletter.
They think our Senior English Composition teacher was tough? They don't know who they are messing with in me!!!
I have another genealogy waiting in the wings and 2 more after that one. YOWZA!!!
I hadn't had any since last April and in September I starting praying to God to, "please send me a genealogy", and in October I got one. Then these have come on fast and furious.
My sister told me, "Don't you know you are supposed to be specific with God? You should have prayed, 'please send me one genealogy, a month, for the next six months.'"
This last one was difficult. I had to figure out how to get into records from Denmark. Then I had to figure out the translation of people's names and dates.
How could a woman's maiden name be different than her father's surname? Elaine Rasmusdatter. Her father's name, Rasmus Hansen. Rasmusdatter actually means, Rasmus' daughter. So in reality, her name is Elaine Hansen, but she is listed as Rasmusdatter.
As an example, on my wedding certificate, I would be listed, not as Judith Walts, but as Judith Charlesdatter, my father being Charles Walts. I was going to be married, so my maiden name wouldn't mean much from then on anyway. I wouldn't be, Judith Charlesdatter Miller, but just Judith Miller.
If the name I was searching was male, his name, instead of Hans Hansen, might be listed as Han Rasmussen. The "Sen" meaning son=Hans Rasmus' son.
Oh, it was fun to work through, with a lot of checking back and forth, if I had the right child with the right parents. I don't charge my clients for that "back and forth" checking. That is something that I have to do to make sure I have the correct lineage. I might work 5 actual hours, but only charge for 4 hours.
My sister says I am an "obsessive perfectionist" and that would be a correct adjective, when it comes to the genealogies. BUT--you should see my house!
It is a filthy mess in here and one I must correct! I have to start in the back bedroom and work through this place to the this room in front.
So, I will see you when I can. LOL