Monday, November 22, 2021

I'm Told That I Brought the Cold to Fairbanks

Sunday - My first thought was why would anyone choose to live here. I was thinking that mid-40s (°F) was feeling cold. It was quite the shock when I stepped outside the airport. I had to dig out a warmer coat, hat, and gloves and it still felt cold. In addition to my appointments on Monday, I have a couple of errands to run. Plus, I'm meeting a friend for lunch. All before heading back to the east coast. 

Monday - Lots of errands taken care of today. I even managed to get the Moderna booster. It seemed odd that Walgreens, Fred Meyer, Safeway, and Costco were not doing walk-up. Only appointments. The pharmacy tech at Fred Meyer suggested that I try Walmart since he heard that they were doing walk-ups. They were. Filled out paperwork, showed them the vaccination card from Arizona, they filled it in for the booster and gave me the shot. So far, no reaction to the shot at all except for a slightly sore arm. The temperature today was a relatively balmy 1°F and, after Sunday’s temperature, it really did feel nice. 

Now to try and fit everything into my backpack carry-on for the trip to SC tonight. And, given the forecast of near freezing temperatures at night, I’ll probably get blamed for bringing the Fairbanks temperatures with me.

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