It’s been sunny with highs in the 60’s for days now. No rain. Cool at night, but no frost. Just enough of a temperature change to play havoc with poor Blacky’s arthritis. He always has a hard time when the weather changes . . . . and does much better when the weather picks a temperature and sticks with it.
I go out at lunch and walk around downtown and look at all the holiday decorations. It is a little odd to be listening to Christmas carols and looking at beautiful window displays wearing only a light jacket. I go home at night and play fetch with Blacky and Luci in the back yard until they are so tired they can’t run anymore. It’s been really nice to go out with them first thing in the morning and not be freezing my you-know-what off.
Anyway, as happy as I am that we’ve had this wonderful weather, I know that we are going to pay for this big time later on this winter. I’m afraid that the snowstorm that hit Washington State and is meandering its way across the United States is going to do something horrible to Ohio. With my luck, it’ll hit either during the morning rush hour or the evening rush hour and I’ll have to drive in it. I hate driving in snow/ice/sleet. These snowstorms never happen in the middle of the night when I’m home snug in my bed listening to Hubby and Luci snore. If I’m home, then I can call the boss and tell him I’m taking a two hour delay or a full snow day – it all depends on the amount of snow and whether or not the road crews can get the salt down and make it safe for me to drive 30 miles into work. Thankfully, the boss understands my fear of driving in snow/ice/sleet and doesn’t complain when I wimp out.
Snow, ice, and bad driving conditions are all part of living in Ohio. It happens every year like clockwork. I’ve been here all my life, you’d think I’d be used to it by now. Nope. Not at all. So I worry every time that the word "snow" appears in the forecast.
However, there is one person in my household that is looking forward to – and even wishing hard for – a good snowstorm. That would be Hubby. He spent his growing up years in California and only got to see snow when they went up to the mountains. He didn’t get to do the snow fort thing. Never had school cancelled because of snow. Poor deprived little kid. He’s been here in Ohio for about 35 years now and he’s still as excited as a little kid when it comes to snow storms.
I just know that he’s going to get his wish. Excuse me while I go check The Weather Channel.