Thursday, January 18, 2007

Odd Weather

This has been an odd winter so far. At a recent (January) post-holiday
party, many of our neighbors were remarking on the unseasonably mild
weather. Most of them were quick to add that although they were
enjoying it, they worried what the odd climate change heralded for the

As an example of how exceptionally mild it was, normally when I put up
holiday lights outside, I can't take them down right away after the
holidays are over because they're either hidden in snow or frozen to
the bushes. This year I was out there in January without a coat,
gloves, or boots, and taking my time as I enjoyed the sunshine. Odd.
Very odd. We didn't have our first ice storm until a few days ago, but
it was north of where I live. I wouldn't have even known about it if a
lot of people at work hadn't discussed it.

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