Monday, October 16, 2006

Well duh! We told you so!


OK, any Minnesotans (or anyone who lives in cold weather environments) can skip this post so I don't have to see you roll your eyes at me and mock my California-ess. (Not that it won't stop you from doing that anyway)

Well, we had our first cold snap of the season last week. Let me set the scene for you. On Saturday I am wearing shorts, a t-shirt, and flip flops. I get in the first mow of our lawn. I am sweating when I finish. We take our dog to the dog park later in the day. It was 80 degrees F! The next day, Sunday, the rain comes. By Wednesday it is the 30s and we were getting snow flurries! That night I had the fireplace going as I pondered the crazy climate that Minnesota calls its own. Granted, this is not normal for October and by the next weekend we were back in the 50s-60s and there was no evidence that it had snowed. But, it can get weird weather wise here in the fall and spring. People actually watch the weather reports back here and they mean something. If you don't, you could end up in trouble.

When the snow flurries started Wednesday morning, Julie called me at work and I could hear the kids screaming with delight in the background. I know the time is coming when we will be counting the days until the ground thaws out, but I am enjoying this weather. Bring it on! (Famous last words......)

7 comments:

Doah said...

The 30s in October! I wonder if global warming caused that?

Anonymous said...

Get used to sitting in front of your TV set for several months, winter is right around the corner.

Michael, Sunrise, Florida said...

You are going to love it! Picture this: a blizzard is coming, you know it is from the weather forecasts. You go to the super market and stock up on milk, bread, and all of the food items that you and your family enjoy.

Then it hits and you sit tight because you can't anywhere until they plow the roads. Oh, by the way, have you bought your snow blower yet?

Blizzards can be fun, especially when you are snug in your house and your family is right there with you. And, oh yeah, hope that the electricty does NOT go out.

Helena Halter said...

Ok, so is this what I have to look forward to when I move to NY! It is good to see you are still discovering cool things about your new home. And very good to see the kids are still excited about snow! Give them a shovel and see what they say.

Hey, do me a favor, go to my blog site so I can have at least one person read it. thanks,

miss you guys, love you guys.....helena http://helenahalter.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Breaking News: California Stormwatch is in effect. Forecasters are saying it could drop to the low 80's by the weekend. A cloud may be approaching as well.

Mike Pena said...
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Mike Pena said...

Breaking News: California Stormwatch is in effect. Forecasters are saying it could drop to the low 80's by the weekend. A cloud may be approaching as well.


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That could very well ruin my trip to the beach tomorrow where I planned to bathe in the sunlight well sipping a maragarita.