First things first: The lake did not freeze. It was about two degrees all night, but there was just enough of a breeze to ripple the water and keep it from freezing. Bummer. Foiled again.
And on a related note, allow me to share with you a conversation A. and I had as we were getting ready for bed last night. A. had just checked the weather station in the back bedroom and discovered it was five degrees outside.
Me: Is it cold in the back bedroom?
A.: Not really. 45 degrees.
Me: Oh, that's not too bad. It feels pretty warm in here (our bedroom).
I checked the thermometer on A.'s nightstand. Then . . .
Me: Huh. It's 47 degrees.
A.: And that feels warm to us.
A second of silence. Then . . .
A.: We're beasts.