Thanks Jo. Yes, below minus 30 is no joking around, especially with the long country roads and quiet highways in this country, poor cell phone coverage in areas, survival gear in the vehicle is essential, just in case, and always good to tell people plans for a drive. Even changing a tire could be physically impossible out on a windswept road. I’m amazed that vehicles run as well as they do in these conditions. You will know how good your battery, and heating system is.
The weather man lied, it was only minus 32 last night, still cold enough, the electric meter is spinning like a top. I wish I had a fire to feed, but the insurance here negates the utility. Always makes me nervous being dependent on a hydro line for such a simple and essential thing as warmth.
Winnipeg is going ahead with outdoor celebrations and a fireworks display tonight, btw. You are fortunate in Sweden to be close to the ocean, and the last warmth of the gulf stream, though it seems to reduce the warmth of your summers greatly too. Here we easily go from plus 35C to minus 35C over a few months.
Happy New Year’s to all…