I Dread Going to Work Today

Hubby loading up new snack machine.
@sgbrown (1642)
United States
January 25, 2016 7:42am CST
I know I shouldn't complain, what with people on the east coast having to deal with all the snow, but I really dread going to work today! Hubby and I put in 2 new snack machines in for 2 of our customers and we have to re-stock them as well as the other 10 or so machines we have out. The weather is not real cold, about 50 today, but the wind is already blowing and will be about 20 to 30 mph while we are having to go in and out all day. Most of our machines are inside but there are a few pop machines that are outside of businesses and we are going to have to deal with that cold wind. I will probably look like an Eskimo today as I plan on layering my clothes today! Hopefully, some thermal underwear below my jeans and sweatshirt will keep that cold wind out!
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@jaboUK (54871)
• United Kingdom
25 Jan 16
I'm surprised that you have some machines outside - don't the contents freeze? I hope you stay warm.
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@sgbrown (1642)
• United States
25 Jan 16
Thank you, @jaboUK The pop machines are the only ones that are outside and they are fairly well insulated. So far, we have never had anything freeze in them.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
@sgbrown I've had soda (or pop) cans freeze and explode when I left them in my car by accident. What a mess
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@sgbrown (1642)
• United States
26 Jan 16
@Marilynda1225 When it is going to get really cold, we will put the pop trailer in hubby's shop and turn the heat down low. We have had several cans almost explode, the tops of them were all pushed out! We had to take them out of inventory and drink them ourselves, darn!
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@LadyDuck (171109)
• Switzerland
25 Jan 16
The jeans do not keep warm, I never wear jeans in winter. Today is not too cold here, this morning we were at 31 and right now 38.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
You are so right, jeans are the worst in winter.
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@LadyDuck (171109)
• Switzerland
25 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill In summer they are often too heavy and in winter they do not keep you warm. I cannot understand why people love so much to wear jeans.
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@sgbrown (1642)
• United States
26 Jan 16
@LadyDuck What kind of pants do you wear that are warmer than jeans. Jeans are the warmest pants I have.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
Wow, 50 is warm compared to other places. It is supposed to be 52 here later today I can't wait.
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@sgbrown (1642)
• United States
25 Jan 16
I know that 52 sounds warm, but with a cold north wind blowing at 20 to 30 mph, it is not going to feel very warm. I went walking the other morning when it was 25 degrees and it was nice, but the wind wasn't blowing. I hate it when the wind blows!
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• United States
25 Jan 16
@sgbrown wind certainly makes a difference in how cold it feels
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• United States
25 Jan 16
@sgbrown Where we live a 25-30 mph wind is a daily things. The trees are permenantly bend over - they are fumy to see.
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@marlina (76681)
• Canada
25 Jan 16
thermal underwear: do they really help?
@DianneN (82236)
• United States
25 Jan 16
Yes, I used to wear them when I walked in the winter up north.
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@sgbrown (1642)
• United States
26 Jan 16
Yes, they do! They seem to hold your body heat in. They fit rather tightly and I wear my bigger jeans over them. It really helps me stay warm!
@Juliaacv (32403)
• Canada
25 Jan 16
You've got the right idea, bundle up and stay warm!
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
25 Jan 16
Do you have those chemical heat pads? If yes, you can use it to keep your feet and body warm. I think those heat pads are great invention.
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@sgbrown (1642)
• United States
25 Jan 16
I had not thought about those, @scheng1 Hubby may have some of those for when he goes hunting. I could keep a couple in my coat pockets and at least keep my hands warm. Handling those cold pop cans, just freezes my hands! Thanks for the idea!
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• United States
25 Jan 16
I hope you have a good day at work Sheila, be safe and warm friend.
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• United States
26 Jan 16
@sgbrown Good glad to hear it friend. You are welcome very much.
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@DianneN (82236)
• United States
25 Jan 16
Quite often the wind is worse than the cold.
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@sgbrown (1642)
• United States
26 Jan 16
I would much rather have to work in 25 degree weather with NO wind, than 50 and a strong north wind!
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• United States
25 Jan 16
Bundle up and keep warm! Sounds like a busy work day ahead
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@vandana7 (66851)
• India
26 Jan 16
You know what, I never heard of thermal underwear. :)
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
25 Jan 16
Im off today so il be on your page tomorrow lol
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@Susan2015 (21320)
• United States
28 Jan 16
For the outside ones, I would be all bundled up too.
@nanette64 (17858)
• Fairfield, Texas
27 Jan 16
That is some tough work @sgbrown especially when you do have to deal with whatever Mother Nature has in store.
@jstory07 (69222)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Jan 16
I hope you stay warm and get all of those vending machines full.