Hey, there! Log in / Register

News you can use: It's cold!

NECN informs us of this fact:

... In the morning hours around Copley Square, only those who needed to be out and about actually were doing so. Runners who typically start their morning with an wakeup jog chose otherwise. There was very little hustle or bustle. ...

And, yes, of course they interviewed a couple of utility guys glad to be able to warm up by going down a manhole.

Ed. Note: Last night, Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson robo-called us to remind us to bundle the kidlet up this morning. I wonder how much that call cost.

Neighborhoods: 
Topics: 
Free tagging: 

Ad:
Like the job UHub is doing? Consider a contribution. Thanks!

Comments

Less money then a child losing a few fingers to frost bite...

I know you are careful with your child, and bundle them up the right way but there are plenty of parents out there that do not understand how cold it really is. Some parents have a very hands off approach to things and let their children dress the way they want (how else do you explain shorts on a 10 year old in 40 degree weather?) These robo calls remind those parents that not only is it cold, but its damaging cold, and no matter how warm blooded your little Joey is his skin will freeze, which would kinda suck. Im all for cost saving measures, but some parents need that reminder to look at their kids and do the parental thing.

up
Voting closed 0

I just got a robo-call from Tom Champion of the city of Somerville about the cold weather, including a list of temporary 'warming centers' that the city has set up for people to go to if their heat fails. Basically the same information that is given here.

Tom has said in the past that the city does not pay per-call for this service.

up
Voting closed 0

I just got that same call warning about the cold weather and all.

up
Voting closed 0

or anywhere else there is extreme cold weather. My kids benefit from my having to walk to school in first grade in -25F weather, and their dad being a local. If we had come from Florida, we'd have no clue.

As it was, we drove our son to school this morning - and about 20% of the cars lined up for drop off contained people we usually see on the walk in.

It is very difficult to gauge how much stuff and what type of stuff a kid should wear for 0F temps if you have no experience with it, and why they should wear more clothing when they already have a "winter coat" and gloves on.

Never mind that said coat and gloves could be inadequate because they aren't thick enough or wind resistant ... to you, it is a winter coat, hat, gloves ... I used to see this in my son's daycare all the time, and the daycare providers would tour the parents through the outerwear of other kids and show them the differences. If you just moved from the tropics, you may not know the differences in weights and layering.

(neighbor to her wife this a.m.: "Hon, its really really cold out here .. (Swirlygrrl) is warming up her car!)

up
Voting closed 0

I went to college in central ME where it can get fairly cold, down to -20F generally once a year. When the weather started getting cold, we used to get a kick out of the freshmen from the southern climates who thought they were all set for winter with some barely adequate jacket/coat, thin knit gloves, etc. Some kind soul would inform them that it's not even close to being cold yet, and would suggest they make a trip to LL Bean's. Most of them could simply not comprehend what "really cold" was.

up
Voting closed 0

Those political robocalls that everyone hates are dirt cheap. I can only imagine that the school system can do them for practically nothing if they own their own equipment, or have some agreement with the city to use theirs.

up
Voting closed 0

The frigid cold is supposed to last at least through Saturday.

up
Voting closed 0

The kidlet's school has no gym and only a 15-minute recess, so going outside to play in the "schoolyard" (really just some asphalt; don't get me started on the neighbors) is really important.

Kidlet reports that of the roughly 48 kids in her grade, 19 (including her) actually went outside today. The rest were kept inside either because they didn't turn in their homework (always an insideable offense) or didn't have hats (technically, she didn't have her hat, either, but her teacher judged her hood and ear muffs to be good enough).

So what did you do?
I talked to [list of three friend's names].
Weren't you cold?
No.

The Young and the Tough!

up
Voting closed 0