Power Goose Down Insulation

When I was younger I was one of those people pleasing people and I didn’t want to rock the boat and was all easy-going, “I don’t care, whatever you want to do.” Now I’m Queen of Ornery and I think everyone should be pleased with whatever I’m willing to offer. There’s a story involved but we’ll save it for some other time.

Remember the -40° coat? I got it last week and yesterday was the test run. I had to wait for the bus at 7am, the temperature was probably around regular 40° (meaning not: -40°).

You know that feeling when you climb into a comfy bed and the pillow is fluffy and the comforter is puffy and you snuggle in and it feels so great? This is what my coat feels like. It’s awesome. It kept me toasty warm but not overheated, which was what I was worried about. I don’t know who does the temperature rating. I think if it was -40° I would need to wear three of these coats. But it will be perfect for me here. I need to find my scarf and I might remove the hood and use my wool hat instead. I don’t like the visibility limitations of a hood.

I’ve got a big day. I’m doing a bunch of cooking/baking including processing some pumpkin for a pie. (Photo of processing the summer 05 crop here.)

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