That's butt cold.
Right now, however, my butt is plenty warm, since I'm not outside. And when I do go outside -- I have to work today -- I will be dressed in many layers of warm clothing, and I'll be keeping an eye on the Madison Metro Transit Tracker so I can minimize the amount of time I have to spend waiting at the bus stop. I would have had to go outside much earlier than that, because I had a church committee meeting scheduled this morning, but it was canceled because the church policy is to close for the day when the Madison Metropolitan School District cancels classes. That's a policy that makes sense when they close due to heavy snowfall, but I'm not convinced of the need in this case. I see the need to keep the kids out of the cold, but I think adults can fend for themselves. Businesses are open, government offices are open, the buses are running, so why should the church close? On the other hand, it's not like there was any pressing need for the Connections Commission to meet today; our endless discussions of how best to serve coffee during Fellowship Hour can wait.
My real concern is that MMSD will decide to cancel classes tomorrow as well. The wind chill warning remains in effect until noon CST Tuesday, so there's a pretty good chance they will. Trouble is, if they do, then the church will close again, and that means the special choir rehearsal we have scheduled for tomorrow evening will probably be canceled too. We're singing the Rutter Gloria this coming Sunday, and we could really use that extra time to rehearse. It's not like we'll have to cancel the performance if we can't rehearse tomorrow; we have rehearsals on Thursday night and Saturday morning, and I think we could do a serviceable job on Sunday with only have those two rehearsals. But who wants to be just serviceable?