Tuesday, February 22, 2011

When 1-to-3 turns into more like 8

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

That light at the end of the tunnel I was talking about in my last post just turned out to be another train, or should I say another storm. Sunday night into Monday morning we had 8 inches of snow. Officially I heard on the news it was 7.5 inches, but here at the house I consistently measured 8 inches with my trusty measuring tape. It was only supposed to be 1 to 3 inches, but it turned into 8. Just when we were beginning to see patches of ground that have been covered for nearly two months. Now it looks like it did before the melting started. I was even starting to let myself get excited about spring.

It hardly seems possible that last year we had just purchased Mia and were driving around with the top down on March 20th. Will that be happening in a month? Somehow I doubt it this year. The prediction I last heard was for up and down temperatures through the end of February and into the beginning of March, but they were worried about the storm track and low temperatures that they foresee for the end of March and into the beginning of April. That does not sound promising! Especially when as I look out my window, all I see is a blanket of white.

My neighbor Kim blames our winter on me. She said I kept wishing for (and wanting) snow. So therefore it’s all my fault. I wished too hard. Wanted too much. I had to tell her that I stopped wishing (and wanting) about four storms ago! I am ready to move on with the seasons!

So just in case you missed it the the first time: I’ve had enough! Did you hear me this time Mother Nature?

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Comments:

And we had only a flakes…floating in the gentle breeze…
I saw a storm was headed your way…glad to see it found you okay…  grin  Don’t feel bad - I’m ready for spring too and we didn’t even have a hard winter.

Debra, that is the difference between Colorado and New Jersey! and what do you mean “glad it found me okay”? Here’s back at ya! smile

BTW, you might want to check out the SCPLOA forum to see my letter to everyone.

You said some good things in a NICE way…thank you Lynne…

Debra, thanks for reading it and giving me your opinion. I was on the brink of not publishing it, but ... did anyway. Glad you approved!

Oh goodness, yes, enough of the snow! Hope spring finds you soon.
Meanwhile that picture of the icicles is pure perfection.

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