We were in the teens and twenties, now back to sub-zero again! All about layers.

@writersedge (22577)
United States
January 15, 2009 8:58am CST
Dressing for work today is all about layers. The lady talking about the weather last night was in it (goodness, couldn't the dear girl go inside?). She was wearing 4 layers. I remember 6 at the worst that I wore a few times. Do you need to wear layers of clothing where you live? Most people have to at least wear two layers like their normal clothes and a coat or a sweater. What is the most layers you've ever warn? I must leave now, to layer until I can't have any skin freeze and die. Just to get the newspaper and the mail as well as start my car. This generation of cars screams and whines so. The others made you wonder if they would start with a cough and a choke and a sputter, but these squeal like you're murdering a pig by the worst form of torture. So that is what I have to do today. Go out in this weather 2xs and freeze. Once for the above, and again to go to work, actually three times, I have to come back. So how many layers have you had to wear at the most? What weather zone are you in? Do you notice differences in this generation of cars? How many times do you have to go out in the cold?
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@ElicBxn (61147)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I'm wondering where I've left my coat (the car probably) and knowing its going to be colder tomorrow morning. I think 3 was the most I've ever worn, and that was to go horseback riding (I even had 2 pairs of gloves on.) 2 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of pants, 3 layers of tops, a hat and an ear protector, a scarf. However, we don't seem to really know how to dress for the cold down here in Texas, even those that ski don't lay enough for Texas type cold, because if you have layers, you can take them off.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
15 Jan 09
Yes, if you're too warm, you can take them off, but you can't manufacture them on the spot if you're too cold (saying up here, we've got lots of them and lots of variations of them). Hope it warms up soon, thanks and take care. Got to get going and go to work. Take care.
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@snowy22315 (94846)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I might put on either a long underwear shirt or a turtleneck today. It is cold here but I think that it is going to be colder tomorrow. i have to remember to unhook my outdoor hose because I think the water in the hose could cause it to explode.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
15 Jan 09
Here is a reminder, unhook and drain your hose, sounds like it's cold a lot of places. Take care.
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@cher913 (25861)
• Canada
15 Jan 09
oh ya, living here in canada you just sort of get used to the extremes that weather can give you. (windchills in the winter and temps in the high 90's during the summer). we canadians are tough and can handle almost any types of weather! :-)
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I'm on the Canadian Border. Border of NY State and Quebec, US side of that equasion. Are you getting the wonderful sub-zeros, too? How many layers do you put on?
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@cher913 (25861)
• Canada
16 Jan 09
about 4, i wear cords to work and have this great long coat with a hood that an aunt bought me many years ago which i still wear.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I wore 2 layers on the top today but only a pair of jeans and heavy socks on the bottom portion. Knew I wouldn't be in the cold for long since I was driving about 20 min. to our daughter's house. I keep a blanket or 2 in the very back of the car as a precaution. Also carry a cell phone. My car sputtered a little bit this morning even though it's kept in the garage. Years ago when I was a kid we use to wear 2-3 layers if we were going ice skating on a frozen pond. Sometimes the park ranger would build a fire but it was still cold. We are in Missouri and it does get cold here. It's below zero tonight again.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Below zero there, too. Well, we get each other's weather. Glad you brought up the safety factors. Hope this helps someone. Thanks and take care.
• Canada
16 Jan 09
First of all, I do not drive! I walk and or bus everywhere and so I am master of dressing appropriately! In winter I always wear long johns under my pants...Preferably Cords as they are warmest! Then, On top I wear a T-Shirt under my sweater and then my winter coat...don't forget the hat, gloves, and scarf and then the hood of my coat up over my hat! Sometimes I have been known to wear two pairs of gloves if I can make them fit! You have to be warm when waiting for buses or walking to the boys school or laundromat!!! ~Heavens~
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Sounds like you're really good at it. I have one job 25 miles away, so I have to drive. The news said if you walk outdoors every day, then you can be out in this sub-zero stuff, otherwise, don't start walking on a day that is sub-zero. If I did walk every day, I could walk to the M. Elementary school. Otherwise, I can't walk to the rest, 8 miles and 10 miles. I walk to the store, post office, etc. all summer. Thanks and take care.