I am a wimp!
Yes, I grew up in Chicago, amidst the unbearable, arctic-like winters… but couch-surfing in the cold is a whole other story! (Guess I got spoiled couch-surfing in L.A. — plus, having a car made it a breeze versus braving the buses, subways and the cold here! That’s one way to pack light! Who wants to lug more than one suitcase in this weather? The other day, it was 70 degrees! This afternoon, it was sunny and in the 50s. I don’t get it! Earlier today, a Chicago friend told me, “You know Chicago — we get four seasons in one day.” Now, I believe him!)
Here’s a screengrab from a friend’s place where I’m staying tonight:
Yes, a nice 38 degrees — and it doesn’t feel like 38 degrees! (It feels like zero!)
I’m packing for my next couch, in Oak Park. Yay, it’s warmer there (Weather.com says)! We’ll see!
If you have any tips for surviving this coooollllllddddd, let me know!