Earlier in the week we had a bit of cold snap. The forecast called for an Arctic blast that would drop below zero…how far was anyone’s guess. Tuesday night I went to bed a bit after 10 pm. At that time it was -34 and dropping. About 2 am I woke to add some wood to the fire, check the plumbing etc. I grabbed the Digital IR temperature gun and took a reading…I was surprised to see -40.8. I hit the Hold button on the temp gun just to be sure.