Monday was downright balmy for January on the Northern Plains. It was up around 42F in Sioux Falls.
But when I got home around 9 p.m. Monday night, a blast of Arctic air arrived , and by Tuesday morning the air temperature was subzero and the wind chill factor was about 30 below.
I have a p/t second job just now (paying down some piled up medical bills). I am a parking valet at a large medical center. This has me out trotting back and forth between the hospital and the parking tower. Most days that's a pleasant few hours of good cardiovascular exercise...but in subzero conditions it is something else altogether.
I don't have any great spiritual or theological insights to pull out of this. Just sharing a slice of life from the Northern Plains.