Friday, January 3, 2014

Brass Monkeys

Years ago there was a local weatherman who, when the temperatures dropped to well below zero, would warn his audience that they should bring their brass monkeys indoors out of the cold.  Now if you live in a warmer climate, you may not have heard that brass monkeys are in peril of having certain parts of their anatomy frozen off.  Well, here in Minnesota that threat is a real possibility the next few days.

Youngest Son is ice fishing in northern Minnesota.  He posted a picture of the temperature reading on the lake where he and a friend are fishing.  It read -33 degrees.  Good thing they have a heated ice fishing house.  Me, I'll wait until the lakes here are in liquid form rather than solid.

According the the guesses of our local forecasters, temperatures are supposed to stay bitterly cold for the next three or four days.  They say that by Monday we should see a daytime high of -17 degrees.  I am happier if I don't know how cold it will be at night.

Global warming?  Humph!


  1. I can't imagine that type of cold.

    Stay warm.

  2. Jess, I don't care what anybody says - you never get used to it. Mama raised no fools. I stay inside.