“Nearly 90 percent of the continental U.S. will experience below-freezing temperatures over the next five days as Arctic air moves south, according to forecasts.”

We have family and friends still living in Milwaukee and they are in an area being hit extremely hard with frigid temperatures. My sister-in-law sent me this picture this morning.

A “Feels like” temperature of -49??!! That is incomprehensible. That is seriously dangerous.

We had our fill of cold days when we lived in the midwest. We had our fair share of negative degree weather where everything was cancelled and you couldn’t leave the house. Snow piled high in our front yard. And I had two little kids.

And as I sit at my desk in Arizona with a mid 70’s temperature, it seems as though our Milwaukee days were from another life. I remember those cold days but that memory is fading (of course until I am even remotely cold and I remember that my blood has thinned and I don’t care much for snow unless it’s for an afternoon!).

So when I see the news reports and stories coming out of the midwest right now, I empathize. I’ve been there. You worry for people’s safety. You pray the electricity doesn’t go out. And you look forward to a day in the not so distant future when you can thaw out!