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The one who is actually prepared
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Well, I just have to say that it is Stef who isn't sure she's actually prepared for the cold. I just said it was clear the court date was approaching, She was the one who is freaking out over the cold.

I, on the other hand, during the past year have bought...

  • Heavy coat (Costco of course)

  • Winter boots (these puppies from LL Bean)

  • Silk weight long underwear (again LL Bean)

  • Ear warmers (I got these and they're very comfortable, forgot where I bought them from)

  • Flannel lined jeans (once again LL Bean, I love these and actually have been wearing them for years)

So you see I'm prepared, just concerned about the cold whilst (It really takes a wannabe writer to use the word whilst in a blog) Stefanie is both concerned AND unprepared. Although she did buy some of those Ugg style boots at Costco the other day. And from the days when she was an Oracle systems consultant (read that job as 100% travel) she has plenty of cold weather clothing since she was in places like Denver and Boston during the winter. But she's still feeling a bit unprepared.

This will be our second trip so we already know about the temperature inside buildings in Russia. When we were there in mid September with outside temperatures in the mid to upper 50's, they had the heat already cranked up to about 75-80 inside. In our little group of four families the first thing we did when we arrived at the orphanage is someone immediately ran over to the window and opened it up, while the other seven adults started to shed off clothing. That part of trip #2 we're very prepared for.

Edit Side note to Ryan. Darn right I'm a whimp, and proud of it. ;)
posted by Steveg @ 10:09 AM  
  • At 5:28 PM, Blogger The Horners said…

    Am I the only person who lives in a "cold" state? My experience is that until it hits below 0, it's not really cold.

    I'll even shovel snow in my shorts from time to time.

    I think you're all a bunch of wimps! :)

  • At 9:32 PM, Blogger Chris said…

    We are from Denver, and I certainly wouldn't call it a cold city. Temps can be in the 50s and 60s in the winter. Between Blizzards. :-)

  • At 12:31 PM, Blogger kate said…

    I've got some LL Bean boots (not yours, though) and my feet have *never* been cold in the last two st. p winters--one of which broke all kinds of records for coldness. MY feet stayed warm? Miracle.

    (Stef, waterproof those Uggs! They're great in the cold but not so great in the slush and snow.)

  • At 12:48 PM, Blogger Cristina Warner said…

    I found this post very very funny for some reason. Good Luck. ;-)

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