Today, we escape. I've talked Cliff into getting a pair of Muck boots. At first he protested, saying he'd be wearing them outside, then going into the shop, welding something, and melting holes in them.
"Cliff," I told him with a sigh, "they slip on and off easily; you won't mind changing to your work boots."
And I proceeded to demonstrate to him the ease with which the boots are put on.
"They don't rub your heel?"
"No, not all all."
"They keep your feet warm?"
"Well, you saw me taking my walk when it was below ten degrees; and I swear to you, I have not had cold feet since buying my Muck boots."
So we're planning on heading to Kleinschmidt's today; here's hoping they haven't sold out of the boots during our recent onslaught of cold temperatures. I think Cliff also has plans to buy something very pricey at Clark's Tool and equipment, so we're going to be traveling in quite a wide area: Southeast to Higginsville, west on I-70 to Blue Springs, who knows where else... and I look forward to it!
I'll be picking up a few groceries and necessities someplace along the way.
Maybe I should take a shower and comb my hair for a change this morning, do you think? That should get me out of my hibernation mode.
I think I just realized why Cliff was so glad to go to work this week.