It's been in the minus for a while now. So cold! On the way to church this morning we noticed the earlier daylight. That was encouraging.
Klint and Kris planned a race day on the ice track for yesterday. When they planned this they said, if the temperature was below 15 F the race day would be canceled. It was -8 here yesterday! They went ahead and were out there themselves even if their noses and cheeks were being bitten by the cold. We had several die-hard racing families and friends show up for the afternoon too.
I made a reluctant appearance and did spend time down by the big bonfire. The kids were in the shop studding up the tires of their quads when I was outside. I wanted to be outside to watch the races (which were planned to be on by that time) but there weren't any races going on, so I went back to the house to wait until they were out racing. The longer I was indoors the better the woodstove heat felt. I began to dread going back out. I ended up watching from the windows the rest of the evening.
They plan to do this again sometime --- when the temps are warmer! That sounds really good to me.