As we approach the New Year, and since much of the Nation is in brutal arctic conditions, I just want to remind everyone “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” -Benjamin Franklin.
I spent last night away from home, and while typically I carry cold-weather supplies in my vehicle to combat unforeseen circumstances, I embarrassingly admit I did not heed that caution yesterday.
Bright and Early this morning, I found myself outdoors with a blow-torch in hand in order to restore water to the residence I was at. Being around 4 degree’s and windy, I found I had to shield the flame with my body because the brutally satanic wind kept blowing out the fire. I was about to retreat when alas, I was blessed with flowing water.
Once back indoors, the pain of thawing extremities took hold.
My New Years Eve involves organizing and stowing cold-weather survival gear for my truck.
Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe New Year…be careful out there.