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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Record Breaking Cold Temperatures In Wisconsin


3:00 pm on Sunday January 5, 2014

It's January 5th, 2014 in Wisconsin.  Tonight we are supposed to have record breaking cold temperatures.  They have already closed area schools for tomorrow.  Fortunately we are toasty warm here in the cabin.  We have all the stoves going full blast.

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All the outside animals are fed.  The bird feeders are full, and the corn and apple peelings are out for the deer.

One of last nights visitors.  Two doe came also.  I'm sure they will be back.

Male Downy Woodpecker and a Mourning Dove

Two bluejays

Now that the stoves are stoked and the animals are fed, it's time to prepare for the Green Bay Packer playoff game.  It is going to be a cold one.  I can't imagine being at Lambeau Field watching or being a player.  It will be interesting to see if some of those tough guys will have short sleeves.  One of the players said in an interview that he wouldn't be wearing sleeves.  We'll see.  

My dad is all set.  He wears the appropriate shirt for the game.  I wrote a little about that earlier.


He has his shirts laid out on the bed.

On New Years Day he put on his Wisconsin Badger shirt.  It was a new shirt and hadn't accumulated it's magic powers yet.  The Badgers lost the game, but he thinks it was because the rest of the family didn't wear their shirts.


 Later on New Year's Day was the Rose Bowl game.  We have family in Michigan, and he wears that shirt whenever Michigan State plays.  After a quick change to the Spartan shirt, he was ready for the Rose Bowl.  This time he pulled them through. 


Now after a few days off from football he is ready for the Packer game.  This is a bonus game that no one thought would happen.  Here we go!

Dad resting before the Packer game starts.

Well the game is over.  Dad is not smiling any longer.  If you notice his sweatshirt, it is from super bowl XXXI.  I guess its good luck vibes have exhausted itself.  Time to look for a new shirt to break in for next year.