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at another snow storm or in this case a blizzard. We had a snow on Friday which amounted to 3 inches of plow able snow. And today Rose said we are to get 5 to 8 inches of snow on the ground. I say to all of it "Blank it" I quit. Fire me if you like but I am done. Maybe ole Nancy will include something in her bill to plow me out? I can only hope.. but how much more snow can I take? Help... I am an old man.
Myron, how did the Indians do it that lived up that way? ... snow-shoes strapped to their boots?! ... and just walk across the top of the snow?!
We wound up with about a foot of snow on the ground by last Wednesday. This past Saturday we started the goofy 'thaw' - process... upperr-30s over the weekend. Last night a warm front came thru and the temps went UP to '45' BEFORE sunrise; then, started falling again. ?????? Our high-temps are suppose to be near '50' laster this week. Hopefully, some of that is headed your way. Hang in there.
Hey, maybe Frank can send you some literature on Sun City - West?! UGH! LOL!
My buddy Frank is a PA boy who migrated west. I love the winter, more so when I was younger, if I didn't have to keep the place shoveled it wouldn't be so bad. I have a nice warm home, low heating bills, life is good. But I had enough... if I could make the 9 hour drive to our daughters condo in NC I would be down there sailing with Captain Morgan rather than being here that's for sure.
John the view is beautiful I'll give you that. Hey, I have my packets of seeds on my desk, another couple of weeks the grow lights go on and the summer plants get started. It's comin' but my body can't take much more wrestling with the snow blower my steroid shot from the last storm has worn off and I don't want to go for another so soon.
Billy, I've tried to woo Myron over to Arizona - along with others including my relatives in Ohio, my home state. The only thing I hear is that the heat in Arizona is unbearable. The truth is that roots go deep. It's hard to pull up stakes and move a life.
For sure it gets pretty hot in Phoenix during July - mid Sept, but no one wants to believe (and thinks it is a joke) that it's a different kind of heat. It's not the 95+ degree, 75%+ humidity kind of heat. And there are plenty of compensating benefits to cope with it. As one goes to a higher elevation the weather changes - it gets cooler. Up north there are four seasons just like in the midwest/east coast, but not as harsh.
Where can you go skiing in the morning and come back to shirtsleeve weather all in the same day? In Arizona. Where can you escape the heat and sit in one of many tree-shaded vineyards listening to soothing music while doing a wine tasting? In Arizona. Where can you surf the waves? (LOL) - in Arizona. I could go on. It's a different life style that takes getting used to.
Meanwhile, Cathy and I will have our glass(es) of wine on the patio this afternoon, me wearing bermudas, a short sleeved shirt and sun glasses in 75 degree weather.
I feel for you Myron, I'm tired of shoveling and snow blowing. Our last couple of rounds have been rain also, so it is gradually melting. temps in the mid to upper 40's all week so hopefully this mess will fade away.
Every time I come out there Frank, I put up with snow going through Flagstaff and down the mountains toward Phoenix. I get to my destination a couple hours later, it's clear and 70 degrees in the morning! Stay a week....I hate to leave!
I agree with you about the heat index...but man wearing tennis shoes on an asphalt parking lot there can fry my toes! lol
The wine sounds good, but it's a little early right now for that here today.
Honestly, I blame the weather on the 'wobble'. The Earth does not rotate on a perfect axis... it wobbles slightly. So, the jet-stream doesn't always throw the Artic blasts our way ... sometimes it goes to another part of the world. And global warming has nothing to do with 'that'. I just feel bad for the folks in Texas who aren't used to it. Last week was a tough one for them.
I'm also learning another couple tricks about growing old. Pace myself a little slower and don't be too proud to accept help once in a while. And I believe it's important to keep exercising as much as I can.
P.S. I just heard this morning that Indiana is accepting appointments for covid-19 shots for those 60 and older.