Monday, October 24, 2005

Finally! Fall Weather!

Woke up this morning after a busy weekend to find that the weather finally had turned cool. Now, since we live in the South, you would think that most people would have good reason to welcome a bit of cooler weather. Instead, we had children arriving for school this morning, all bundled up like the Michelin Man. Now, when I say "cooler weather," the high today is supposed to be 65. It was probably 54 this morning. Some of these kids arrived with heavy parkas and mittens on. It snows, on average, once every seven years here. If these people ever actually had COLD weather, they would all turn into popsicles.

On the lighter side, we won't have to sweat through our Halloween costumes if this weather holds out.

Hope all of you are having a good Monday!

9 comments:

Running2Ks said...

That's the catch 22 I find with all Halloween wear. Either you sweat at the indoor activities or you freeze during trick-or-treating. I think at least 2 costumes are in order. LOL!

Jenevieve said...

Hehe, it was 31 here this morning, and 27 a little north of here! All of the kids have to buy costumes 1 or 2 sizes bigger so they can fit over long underwear...

jo(e) said...

Our Halloweens are often cold and rainy ... and we usually get snow at least once before Halloween.

So 65 does not sound much like cool weather to me. It's all relative, isn't it?

ccw said...

How funny! I wouldn't consider that cold weather either, but it really is all relative.

I remember when I lived in Jacksonville and there was a dusting of snow, it seemed as if the entire city shut down.

halloweenlover said...

We consider that type of weather a nice summer day here in Boston! HA!

KLee said...

Yeah -- you can tell we live in a more tropical climate. :) I know that that doesn't sound cold to all you Northerners (;>) out there, but it's chilly for us. I have to admit that the whole parka-and-mittens thing was way excessive, though.

You should see when it snows here! Oh, man! And we thought people drove badly before?!?! There are so many wrecks and fender benders! Sad, really. And the snow NEVER sticks because the ground's too warm. It rarely makes it to ground level before melting.

The "blizzard of '89" was the only time I can remember actually having some snow to play with. I was in college, and I made a snowman on top of my car. He was about six or seven inches tall, and that was record snowfall for us. He was made of very dirty, mushy snow, but it was the first real snowman I've ever made in my life!

I know, I know -- quit laughing at me! :) It's okay, though! The next time all of you are moaning about heat prostration and people dying off in the heat waves, I'll remember the snickers at our expense!

allison said...

It is so not cool enough, early enough, south of the Mason-Dixon. This is the time every year I wish we lived north...

Juggling Freak said...

Yes, the "Blizzard of 89" was called that because we actually got 3" of snow here. It set a record for the 200+ years that they have been tracking it. That was the most snow ever. Everyone freaked and ran around like it was the 7th sign of the Apocalypse. It hasn't snowed here (not counting flurries) since.

There is a DJ on on of the stations here from "upstate New York". And he was saying the other day: "Man, the weather here has softened me. I remember when it hit 55 we would beg our Mom to let us wear short sleeves and shorts and I was out in the yard last night and thinking, 'Man, It's getting cold..' "

Of course, Our elderly don't die when it gets over 75. We have 90+ year olds with respirators wandering around outside in the summer and they don't die..

KLee said...

Ah....the "Blizzard of '89." I remember my little mushy, dirty snowman. I remember the big snowball fight on the quad of Small College With Big Aspirations. I remember the teeny, mushy slushballs we called snowballs.

I also remember the freaks in this town all running out and buying up all the bread, milk, and toilet paper in town. It's not like it was a natural disaster -- it was freaking snow! you can tell we don't get much snow 'round these parts.