What a difference a day can make. For much of the past week it was down-right, pulverizing cold. The first day of my shift, it was something like -43C with the windchill, cold enough for a "stop work" order to be put into affect this past Tuesday...a rather lovely way to start the shift. While I am accustomed to such temperatures, it does become a little tough to bear at times when you work primarily outdoors handling aluminum scaffolding. Yesterday the temperature was something like -39C or so.
Fast forward to today and the mercury climbed up to around -10C. Quite to jump in a 24-hour period. And apparently we can expect more of this as temperatures are expected to creep a little above the freezing mark for the next 4 or 5 days. The only depressing thing, other than the sloppy mess that I'm sure will happen as some of the snow melts, is that the temperature will be sure to plunge again.
But for now I'll take a little January thaw.