Baby, It’s Cold Out There!

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, there’s only bad clothing.”  That was a quote on the morning news – and, I think it’s right. This is a good time to double check your winter weather habits before you get caught in the cold. Remember to layer your clothing; you can always take a layer off. Several light layers are going to be warmer than one heavy layer. Wear clothes that wick moisture away from your body. Keep your head, feet, and hands warm when you are outside. Double check the winter supplies in your car. Always, always travel with a hat, gloves, mittens, flashlight, and waterproof boots/warm shoes somewhere in your car; a couple energy bars and water are important. Be sure your house is winter ready. Know where your main water shut-off valve is in case of frozen pipes. Have a good supply of candles, matches, warm blankets, heavy socks, hats, gloves/mittens, flashlights and batteries, water, and quick energy foods. Don’t leave candles or the fireplace unattended – ever. Don’t forget your furry friends. Outdoor pets may need to come indoors at night; water bowls should not be frozen. Consider increasing your pet’s food so energy levels can remain high. And, be sure your pet has a warm place away from the wind. Stay warm and enjoy the winter!