Now, I know after reading this, you Northerners will say, "Pfffft! That's nothing!" but for the South, this is something!
When I started writing this, the temperature was at 19°F with a wind chill factor bringing the temperature down to 6° F. For my European friends, that's -7°C, with a wind chill factor of -14°C.
That's bitterly cold down here.
No snow, just wind and sun. The mountains got snow, and I think some of the center of the state did, too. We took the kids to school instead of letting them wait for the bus. Inside the house it's 58°, and the heater is struggling to get us up to the programmed 64°. The Hubby says that it's better than 19°! Which is true, but still! It's going to make showering a bit on the chilly side. I think I might do some baking to help warm the house up!
Since Hubby is home, he's trying to find a way to get our HDTV antenna to catch the most signals. Right now, we get half the channels we did with our simple broadcast TV. But stations more than, say, 10 miles away, nothing. No channel 7 (which is out of Spartanburg and has the Girl's favorite, NCIS), or channel 13 (which is out of Ashville). No channel 62 (which is affiliated with channel 7)... Hubby is getting the idea that this HDTV isn't all it's cracked up to be! And that we might need an outdoor antenna if we want to watch the stations that we're used to. At least he'll have better weather to put it up with if we get it for next week: it's supposed to be in the mid to upper 60s by his next day off--which is Monday!
Well, as I wrap this up, we're at 25° and the windchill is 16°. A veritable heat wave! </sarcasm>
ETA: I found out that my story "Grandpa's Hat" has been added to the featured stories list on Fan Nation's homepage! Thank you, featured story committee for choosing me!
As a result, I've uplated my Fan History page
to reflect this and to mention my new site, Thunderbirds Central
(still under construction). Makes me realize that I need to write articles about IR Central and Tracy Island IR.
And to my fellow Thunderbirds
fans out there: I'm looking for active sites and communities to list on my links page at TBC (hey, a joke name!). If you know of any, please email or add them to my post here (or at Tracy Island IR, Thunderbirds Central forum, IR:TNP forum, or IR Central).
I'm looking for fan sites, fanfiction sites, fan art sites and pages, forums, merchandise sites, and the occasional oddity (like the Gerry Anderson origami
page I found last night). Doesn't matter if they're movie or TV oriented; I want them all - though it would be helpful if you could let me know which universe they fall in! I'm also interested in foreign language sites (I have a few Japanese fan art ones; I'll likely have to put their titles in as gif images for those who don't have Japanese language support). My only requirement is that they have been updated in the past year.