I arrived back in Alaska on December 7th, and today was the first day that the temperature rose above zero since my return. I have no idea how many days it was below zero prior to my return, I’m told that it had been weeks. I do know that we have seen quite a few -30’s of late.
I knew something was off around 4am, when I woke up due to being too warm. It was -8 at 6am, and by noon the temperature had risen to a balmy +12F. Suddenly, my hat is too itchy, my coat too heavy, my feet too warm in the mukluks. It was invigorating!
The talk is for temps in the 20’s for Saturday, and I’m practically giddy.
Sometimes, it’s all about the simple pleasures in life.