I was amazed at the number of people walking around totally unprepared for the cold. As I passed the bus stop on my way home (it had warmed up to 8) there was a young girl standing at the bus stop in a light coat and gloves- no hat or scarf. She was jumping up and down to keep warm. If she had been the only person I saw today not dressed for the weather it would have been one thing but there were so many of them around. We had a student start with us today for a 1 week clinical observation. She showed up in a light coat with no hat or anything. When I asked her if she was cold, she said, "no" she drove so she didn't have to be outside. She got a really strange look on her face when I asked her what she would do if she had car trouble or slid off the road on the ice. I honestly don't think that had ever occurred to her. At least my Dad taught me well- always be prepared for the worst. Maybe that's why I'm so into the homesteading thing. I want to be prepared for the worst.
Someone a while ago, told me that we are practicing for the real thing. Today's weather was the real thing here. And tomorrow it's supposed to snow. Ahhh, Iowa in the winter.