The picture above was the view from my front door at about 8:15am this morning. The air was covered with a blanket of ice fog - basically the air is so cold it is almost frozen! The ice fog has lifted now that it is almost 4:30pm but it is still absolutely freezing outside.
This was the view from the backyard this morning, about an hour after I took the first picture. Looks pretty, but it is not pretty to be living it.
Geoff and I were both stranded this morning as neither of our cars would start. I had to miss work but no matter what I have to get myself there tomorrow, cab or otherwise. I could have taken a cab today but it is about $45 and I was able to get some work done here anyway. All night Geoff's vehicle was plugged into a battery charger and still would not start. Yesterday his vehicle also wouldn't start. My trusty old 1988 Celica (which actually started yesterday when it was -46C with windchill), would not budge this morning. First of all the doors were all frozen shut and then when Geoff made his way in through the hatchback, the engine of course wouldn't start. We have been keeping warm inside the house and periodically checking to see if the car will start (so far to no avail).
I will be running inside today on the treadmill and have to coach swimming tonight, so Alice is going to pick me up. I might swim with the group as I anticipate that it will be a poor turn-out. This weather is supposed to continue all through the week and there is no break in sight until next Tuesday (when the forecast is -11). This will feel balmy compared to today. I think I need to be reminded again why we live in Alberta?