This past weekend was too cold to do much other than stay indoors. The high temeprature at our house on Saturday was +3°F. Sunday got up to a balmy +7. In a rare move, we cancelled Saturday's Bluff Spring Fen workday.
Saturday, Leon and I did venture out to Brookfield Zoo, wehre we each took out annual test to renew our state herbicide licenses. Retesting is done every three years, and we were up for a retest this year. We have had bad luck with the weather and this event. Three uears ago, we drove down in a blinding snowstorm. Unfortunatley, we did not get the instant gratification of knowing whether we had passed or not. The machine that scores the tests shorted out just before we turned them in. I'm confident that I passed.
Sunday we realized that we were tired of being cold. So we went shopping and bought an electric blanket. It's so nice to get into a bed that's already warmed up.
It's much warmer today. Typical of the Midwest, it warmed up to snow, and we got about 4" last night. Today the temperature will snap down again, but it won't be as cold as over the weekend. I'm tired of winter. On the bright side, there's only 3 1/2 weeks until I depart for a tropical experience.