IrishRush: Glad you have a warm, long coat in Chicago. That’s truly the windy city and can be an extremely COLD wind in the winter! I have a lightweight insulated jacket for winter, because we don’t usually get THIS cold in winters in Arkansas. This spring I’m going to buy a longer and warmer wool or insulated coat – which means it’ll be quite a few years before I actually need it!
May go to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and see if I can find one soon for a lower price! Also, Burlington Coats is having a sale, so might find one I can afford there. It’s really, really cold with only a short jacket that’s only lightly insulated! Keep warm, and hope your heat/power stays on there!
(When we get a lot of snow or ice here, we usually lose our power lines, leaving us in the dark. I finally bought a Propane stove last winter, which looks like a small fireplace to keep the house warm during those times, as this area is all electric! Have it on tonight – it’s actually warmer than my furnace, and a lot cheaper, since I have 200 gals. of Propane, which usually lasts me for two years – large outside tank)