January 23, 2006

It's not so bad in the SC

Snowy Swingset Early '05So, we got some snow here in theSC but the temperature is about 34 degrees and it soon turned to rain. Everything is slush. It’s a bit of a mess.

But we haven’t really had winter at all here until now. Not to speak of. A couple of cold days here and there. One time I had to shovel. The picture to the right is what it looked like in my backyard one year ago today.

North of theSC, they’re having a replay of last year’s late January storm. Bob McC took a picture of his front yard. Yow! He tells me Logan is closed.

Looking at this, I don’t think we have much cause for complaints. Well, until it drops below freezing again and the roads turn into skating rinks.

Sara is all upset that she can’t cross-country ski on this slush. But you can’t really ski on 9 inches of snow, either.

It’s not completely insane weather, but it’s close.

Posted by James at January 23, 2006 12:03 PM
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I'm starting to collect those ridiculous conversation gems that people trot out seasonally to slow down lines in the post office, e.g. "we didn't get a spring this year, it just went straight from winter to summer," and "can you eat eggs now? 'cuz first they tell you that you can, then they tell you that you can't." Of course there's always "it's not the heat, it's the humidity."

One that I'm really tired of hearing is that everybody's sick because of "the crazy weather." You've got a cold because it was cold yesterday and warm today. In these people's minds, fluctuating temperatures somehow have a beneficial effect for "germs." Don't they notice that people get sick every winter, no matter what the climate??

And when are they going to get used to living in New England??

Posted by: Maggie at January 23, 2006 2:41 PM

What we're seeing this year is more like what I have been used to seeing over the last 7 years, minus the last 2.

We go through cycles. That's New England.

But people have to have somehting to talk about, I guess. YOu never know who is going to react badly to "So, how do you like finding out that our president is wiretapping without a court authorization?"

Posted by: James at January 23, 2006 3:50 PM

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