Baby, it’s cooooold outside!
The temperature has dropped 53 degrees and the chill factor has dropped 66 degrees in about 18 hours. The front first hit with a typical haboob around 2:15 pm yesterday, although it wasn’t too bad as compared to others we’ve had over the past couple of years during the drought. I was finishing my errands just before it came through, and it was pretty neat to watch it come in from the north. The weather isn’t going to warm up until Monday or Tuesday, so we will be below freezing for an extended period and nothing is going to melt off. We need every drop of moisture we can get, but it looks like we will have some icy roads to deal with before it is all over.
Yesterday afternoon, I brought home almost all of the food from the RV that we were planning to take on our camping trip, so it’s nice that we already have our weekend meals planned out and didn’t have to fight the crowds at the grocery store yesterday afternoon before the storm moved in. That is certainly something to be grateful for, as the lines were pretty long and even made the news yesterday.
We have tickets to go see Catching Fire this afternoon, and I hope the road conditions hold out long enough for us to go see it and not have to try again another time. I’ve read all three books, so I know what happens, but my son is coming along, and he has not read this book yet. He is usually the one who has already read the book before the movie and enjoys watching my reaction as the one who is learning the story for the first time, so it will be fun to be the one to watch his reaction for a change. Catching Fire is a pretty intense and emotional book, and it sounds like the movie is going to stick very close to the storyline. The ending of this book is just… well, go and see it for yourself. I will try to come back and share some thoughts after seeing the movie in another post, but I won’t be a bit surprised if this movie is better than the first one.