I don't know if people outside of Rexburg, Idaho really know how cold it gets here. I woke up this morning, ate my breakfast, took my shower, then decided to go warm up the car...and it's a darn good thing I did. As soon as I stepped outside I felt the air get sucked out of my lungs. This is what occurs when it is so cold and dry it's hard to inhale enough oxygen to sustain yourself. After 10 seconds of being outside I could tell this was a temperature I had not experienced before.
After finally prying the frozen car door open, I got in and made a horrible attempt to start the car. It took 10 minutes just to get the darn thing started and another five or so, holding down the gas pedal, to keep it alive. If I let completely off the pedal then the car would die and I would be back to square one. By this time, I swore I had been outside for 15 to 20 minutes and I could barely feel my hands and feet. I decided to head in without scrapping the windows for worry of losing a finger or toe.
Once safely inside and beginning to feel the blood warm up in my extremities I got on my computer and saw the temperature was 20 below zero. I was shocked! I found out later that all the surrounding area schools had been canceled because it was too cold, of course BUY-Idaho was still in session. I guess they realize we have already reached our educational pinnacle so if one of our student body wasted away to hypothermia or blood freezing within the vessels it wouldn't be that big of a loss.
I'm pretty sure when it's that cold even the icicles are screaming for a warm coat.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
When T and I returned form our Christmas break in San Antonio we were greeted with a packet of information from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. I had sent in my essays and application fee the Tuesday before we left. The first page was a letter dated Dec. 21, the Friday of the same week I sent in my essays. It also stated that I had been reviewed and accepted into their Doctor of Chiropractic program. So, T and I have our next chapter of life planned out in Portland. We are super excited to know where we are going and what we will be doing for the next three years. Friends of ours keep telling us how lucky we are because many of them are still waiting for responses from school they have applied to. Some of them have even received rejection letters from some schools. T and I have felt very blessed the last few days to know we will be moving on to our next destination without any hiccups.