Oh, grumble…

Yesterday afternoon I wasn’t feeling well, something’s upsetting my stomach for some reason. So I sat inside watching a movie and almost missed the fact that the weather had completely socked in and it was snowing about as hard as it can snow. In all we got maybe two inches over the course of the evening. That got me to thinking about the forecast, so because I wasn’t already depressed enough I looked it up and learned that this cold in the day/colder at night BS is scheduled to continue for at least the next nine days. February is traditionally rather mild as winter weather goes, but this is officially the most suck ever dropped on me in any one winter since I moved here.

Woke this morning to blue skies, but by morning chicken chores that was already changing…


Big scary cloud banks rolling in – by the time I got home the sun was gone from the sky and the last scraps of blue are going fast. So another crappy day in paradise, followed it seems by another crappy week* there. I am truly sick of winter now.


*At minimum

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8 Responses to Oh, grumble…

  1. Mark Matis says:

    Well have you at least been able to download some e-books? Or has your internet connection been as sucky as the weather?

  2. Mike says:

    Joel, you’re not alone in being sick of winter. In the last week we’ve gotten another foot of the white stuff. I’ve used the snow blower more in the last 14 days then all of last winter. For me, lugging around a snow blower to deal with the mess from the snowfall and what plow guy leaves at the end of the driveway is growing old fast.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Worse than your description of the trailer years???

  4. Well, cheer up. Maybe NASA will ask you to be on the Mars mission, since you are already used to living in a frigid desert!

  5. coloradohermit says:

    I hope Landlady can get out and home safely. Sorry you’re not feeling well.

  6. Joel says:

    Worse than your description of the trailer years???

    The experience certainly isn’t worse, obviously. This time I have a nice warm houselike structure with actual heating technology. But the winter is shaping up to be overall the worst on record, yeah.

  7. Midwestmike says:

    Joel, could you refresh my memory. I thought your place was in the southwest? Like Arizona?? Seems like a lot of cold and snow for that part of the country.

  8. Joel says:

    A common misconception. Parts of (the overall “southwest desert” region, which covers at least major parts of several states) are arid and low-altitude and baking hot most of the time. Oddly that tends to be where the biggest cities are, a matter never satisfyingly explained to me.

    But there are parts of the same region with different climates. Ours happens to be at a relatively high altitude and has quite variable weather. It’s not Minnesota, but it does get cold in winter.

To the stake with the heretic!