Baby it's cold outside!

Industry Observer with No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.

I know I'll get no sympathy from the folks in the north, but man IT'S COLD here in Florida!  Overnight, temperatures dipped into the 20's and 30's here with the wind-chill in the TEENS

The wind is wicked here and with the low temperatures, I am throughly reminded over and over again every-time the wind whips past my face why I hated living in Michigan!  I hate the cold!  I hate being cold.  It's miserable!  Makes you just want to stay in bed under the covers all day.  I'm glad it will start to warm back up to more normal temperatures in a few days!

I read that they reported seeing snow flurries around the Daytona Beach area.  YUCK!!!

I have some errands to run today and need to dig out a sweatshirt, jeans and a jacket.  No more flip-flops and shorts for a while.  Isn't it sickening how last week it was 80 degree weather here and today it's like 47 out?  Next week it will be back in the 70's-80's.  Gotta love Mother Nature!  Warm, then cold, then warm again!  Make up your mind!!

Just as a reminder......Please don't forget about your pets during these unusual frigid temperatures.  Bring them inside if at all possible or make sure they have a warm bed and shelter to sleep in if they are left outside.

And don't forget about our senior citizens.  Be sure to drop by and check in on them to make sure they are also staying warm during these cold days and nights.

With the drastic changes in the weather so quickly, many people are going to end up sick.  Take some precautionary measures before you get sick to hopefully avoid getting sick at all.'s a link to some crazy people that have lost their minds!  Baby it's cold outside!  Ya think?

And a video just for fun....

Comments (7)

Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
It is a little chilly here in Brevard County too! Even the low twenties are tough....I guess we are just spoiled!
Jan 03, 2008 03:30 AM
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Dear Becky and Gary - kiss my frosty.....

Seriously, I don't blame ya for being wimps!  That is cold!  My mom and dad in Titusville call daily to give me updates and let me just say, my mom can't handle it!!!  It is wicked cold here in NC too!

Hope you both had a wonderful holiday season!!!!!


Jan 03, 2008 03:45 AM
Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL
LMAO @ kiss my frosty!
Jan 03, 2008 04:00 AM
Karen Webster...Grand Rapids, MI Realtor
5 Star Real Estate, Grand Rapids MI - Grand Rapids, MI

It's about zero in Michigan.  I don't hate it.  The snow is beautiful, and when there's a lot of it, I've got a perfect excuse to stay home.

I've always been a Michigan girl, so it's just normal for me.  I love our 4 seasons.  The only thing I hate is ice.

Jan 03, 2008 04:29 AM
Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
Becky, Your title caught my eye - I used it yesterday while writing  an article on how to save money by weatherstripping!! Too funny! I have seen the movie Elf about 5 trillion times and I love that scene - guess that is why the title popped into my head :)  I have heard all the talk about your weather down in FL today - ouch!! Stay warm!!
Jan 03, 2008 04:33 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

High 20's at night and 46 right now in Las Vegas -- a little cooler than normal, but not bad for us for this time of year ... at least it's not the big ups and downs that you're experiencing. Good reminders about the pets and seniors. Stay warm!

Jan 03, 2008 04:39 AM
Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL

I lived in Michigan for 28 years.  I surely don't miss the coldness in the winters.  I do miss fall time with the leaves changing colors and falling, but that's about it.

This cold spell was just a reminder that I *really* don't care to ever move back up north!  LOL...

Jan 04, 2008 12:54 AM

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