I don't think it matters how long you have lived in Michigan, this time of year it gets cold and I never seem to get used to temperatures under 10 degrees Fahrenheit. The forecast is calling for a 50 degree day today, so we will get a break from having to bundle up with down filled coats, scarves, gloves and warm hats. For those of you that know me, know that I always wear a hat anytime its under 40 degrees, because I don't have a lot of hair to protect me from the elements.
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