Before I begin my rant--and it is a rant--my partner in crime, William Kendall, has a new blog posted today at Speak of the Devil, A Day in the Life of a Cat, while we have a new joint blog post over at Basking in the Afterglow.
Now for the rant....
Didn't we transition from winter to spring in the past week? I'm pretty sure we did. So what happened? Where are the warmer temperatures? Where are the sunny days, the birds singing, the green buds on the trees, the...oh, crap! Yesterday, it snowed. Not only did it snow, it snowed a lot! We got 12.6 inches of snow! That's a record snowfall for March. The previous record, 12.1 inches, was set on March 24, 1912. This was also our sixth-largest snowfall in a twenty-four hour period on record.
Then there was the infamous Blizzard of 1982.
Yes, yes, I know that wasn't really a blizzard, but it felt like one to those of us who had to actually go out in it--like me. I had just come home from the hospital, having had eye surgery the day before, and had to take Collin to the emergency room that night because my idiot cousin, who was living with us at the time, had failed to close the basement door. Collin, who was three years old then, fell down the stairs, breaking his collarbone. Said idiot is lucky I let her live. Dad advised her to be as far away as possible by the time Mom went to the hospital to pick me up. She didn't take his advice. Too bad she didn't go--and take her dimwitted twin brother with her.
But I digress. A year ago today, we were enjoying a warm, sunny 76 degrees. What I wouldn't give for a day like that today! We've been promised 62 degrees by Easter Sunday. If it doesn't happen, our local meteorologists will be in bigger trouble than poor Punxsutawney Phil!