Yesterday was the first day of winter and the cold arrived right on time. Today while delivering the mail I wore insulated long underwear under my uniform, a sweater, coat, insulated parka, and gloves. The temperature was about 19 degrees (wind chill factor 1 degree). It started snowing at around 11:30 but fortunately there was no accumulation. Tomorrow morning it's supposed to drop to 9 degrees. If the wind will die down it won't be so bad. I keep myself going by reminding myself this is my last winter with the Postal Service. Next year when the mercury plummets and the cold winds begin to blow I'll spend those cold days indoors watching tv and drinking hot cocoa.