It’s noon here in Toronto, and 25 degrees below zero, Celsius, with the wind-chill.
That’s 13 below, Fahrenheit.
Just how cold is that?
Cold enough that I could go sit in my kitchen freezer to warm up.
The sliding doors of our van remained frozen shut even after the car’s heater had been on full-blast for 20 minutes this morning.
My car was completely warm and de-iced before minyan this morning, but when I left minyan I needed ten minutes of full-blast heat before the windshield was clear.
I left my daily bottle of chocolate Boost Plus on my windshield before minyan, and came out to find a bottle of chocolate ice cream. [That was intended, though.]
And winter hasn’t even arrived yet.
Of course, it could be worse; we could be in Chicago, which I understand has been frozen and snowed in.
Looking on the bright side, here are some good points about the cold:
1. It’s too cold to snow. [No, that’s not really true.]
2. The cold keeps people in beis medrash longer. [That’s true.]
3. It encourages Torontonians to think more seriously about aliyah. [I hope that’s true.]
4. And… Umm….
That’s about it for the advantages of the cold.
Stay warm, folks.