Stuff Happens, and So Does Snow


Sorry I've been incommunicado.... Some stuff happened, you know? And as soon as that stuff was done, some more stuff happened. And then, before that stuff was even dealt with, some new stuff came along. So I've been dealing with stuff. I think I've just about got the stuff resolved.... I hope to be blogging again normally long about the time the weekend arrives.

I confess, my entire life hasn't been consumed by stuff: there's also been the weather. The last couple of weeks, one of my favorite little hobbies has been to check the weather and see if daily high temperatures will rise above freezing any time in the next ten days. For a long time this very nasty thing happened, where each day that I checked the forecast, it would say that the next nine days would be miserably cold, while ten days from now, it would be about 30 degrees (-1 C) or so (which isn't above freezing but still beats 9 degrees [-13 C] by a hell of a lot), but that warmer day was always ten days away, if you know what I mean--the forecast was always revised to SUCK for the immediate future. Anyway, now when I check it, temperatures are supposed to be around 34 degrees (1 C) in about a week, and until then, they'll only be down around 14 F (which is at least double digits in Fahrenheit, even if it's -10 C) and we're only supposed to get six or so inches of snow in the next few days.

So eventually, really, I am starting to believe, it will warm up, and I can go outside without a hat on.

I just don't know what to do about all the dirty, icy, chunky snow the snow plows have left at the entrance to my driveway.... It's getting really hard to back out into the street. I swear, the thing about Iowa was, it would get COLD, way colder than Pennsylvania--actual temperatures of -20 (-30 C) were common, with wind chills of -40 (-40 C), and then there would be the dreadful day or two with an actual temperature of -40 (-40 C) with windchillls of -60 (-51 C), but Iowa didn't get so goddamn much snow! I am just so sick of snow.

Yeah. So, I've been dealing with stuff, and with snow. I hope both will abate, at least somewhat, soon.


Yeah, I guess there's some storm moving in and New Jersey is supposed to get snow or sleet or both or possibly it will rain demons - who knows. Up until now it has been ALMOST snow-free, which is GREAT. I don't mind the cold (not much, anyway), but snow? No thank you. Only if it miraculously recedes to 100 feet away from wherever I happen to be.

Spoken like a true 'Zonie. Remember, though, that the groundhog predicted an early spring.

It's snowing here, too, not nice pretty snow but those eentsy little icy broken flakes that pick up so well in the wind.

I'd tell that SNOW to STUFF it.

I laugh at your complaints about snow. Here in southern texas, we pray for snow and cold weather every winter. Heat indexes are in the 100's almost everyday of the summer, and our summer stretches into later September, sometimes into early October.

The heat is absolutely stiffling and miserable. You can't touch the inside of your car because everything is so heated up. When you get dressed up for a night out on the town, you crank that air conditioner in your car full blast hoping you won't sweat all over your nice clothes.

You can always wear more warm clothing in the winter, but you can only take off so much in the summer, unless you want to walk around nude.

We Texans don't ever have a nice Fall either, we don't see the beautiful foliage that people up north see.

I would much rather live in a state that has snow fall each year than live in a city that goes from Hot, to not so hot, and then back to hot again!

Steve--having been born and raised in Southern Arizona, and having family I visit regularly in both Phoenix and Tucson, I know quite a bit about living with heat--and not just a dry heat, since the summer monsoon season can be pretty damn humid. I still prefer Arizona summers to Pennsylvania winters.

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