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If you thought the cold weather would never were wrong! Brrr!

So how many of you woke up this morning and wondered who forgot to close the freezer? I am okay with cool fall weather, but this morning I woke up to a crisp chill of 33 degrees Farenheit. Up to this point I hadn't even touched the heater. As I woke up, I immediately realized I probably should have watched the weather last night. It took me a little longer this morning to get out of bed since I didn't want to leave my cozy spot. Eventually I had to get out of bed. I quickly ran to the thermostat and adjusted it. Geez! It really was cold. I looked out the window and thought, it shouldn't ever be this cold unless there's a white blanket on the ground.

Do you have vivid memories of the first time you saw snow? I do! It was my first winter here in the USA. I moved from Peru in August 1979. I don't know if you know much about the weather in Peru, but let me tell you it is generally perfect. It reaches the lows at about 64 degrees and the highs at 73 degrees. Rain is on the low moderate. So in reality I don't think the four seasons are really defined there. Well then I move to a town of Columbus, Indiana. Where summers are hot and winters are cold! The average winter temperature is in the low 20s there. I remember the first time it snowed there, I was completely mesmerized. I could not believe it. I had seen snow on t.v. and had even read about it; but I had never seen it. It was so white. I went outside bundled up from head to toe, kind of like Ralphie from "The Christmas Story". The neighborhood kids came over and we made snow angels. It was an amazing winter that year. I'm glad we moved to Columbus when we migrated from South America. It was a nice little town. The schools were small. Everyone seemed to know each other. I am looking forward to visiting Columbus soon. I have written a book, "3,585 Miles to be an American Girl". It's a story inspired by my journey to the USA. I have been in touch with the prinicipal of Mt. Healthy ES and she has invited me to come up and read my book to the students. I am so excited to do so. I have researched a little about Columbus since I've not been there in so long.

I read that it is ranked sixth in the nation for architectural innovation and design by the American Institute of Architects, right behind Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, D.C. I do remember thinking that some of the statues, etc. were very weird when I was little. The mall back then looked so futuristic so I guess that's how it all started.

It's also home to some NASCAR racers but since I don't care about racing I don't know their names (although my dad would probably disagree since he says I have a lead foot- he's wrong).

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