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cold as a witch's teat

Title of this entry is a line from a movie is an old New Englander saying. Well, at least that's where I first heard it.

Current time: Six eighteen o'clock in the morning.

Current weather for Tampa Florida: Seventy-nine degrees farenheit and clear, no wind.

I checked the weather for Dayville Connecticut (as I do almost daily) at this time of the day, and it's forty-five frickin' degrees farenheit, i.e. COLD. That's thirteen degrees away from freezing and it isn't even October yet. I'd be willing to bet that in less than a month that region is going to get at least a few sub-freezing nights, which will then turn into freezing-all-day days later on as the winter season hits.

The reason I check the weather is to remind myself where I am and how fortunate I am to be here. Make no mistake, I feel truly blessed to be here and have no doubt about that whatsoever.

Here's some things I don't own anymore (all of which I'd have to acquire were I still living in Dayville):

Things I don't have to do any longer:

Things I don't have to deal with any longer:

This list could be a whole lot longer but I'll cut it short there. You get the idea.

Every year on WAAF they play a song which is a parody of Walking In A Winter Wonderland entitled Sick Of F--king Driving In New England. The song is drop-dead funny, but is 100% true on all counts. It just sucks. I never really had any love for winter whatsoever. Snow bunnies love it for the skiing season - but I don't ski or snowboard, so... what's the frickin' point, ya know? Every time I saw a bumper sticker that said Let It Snow!, I wanted to shoot that person point blank in the face with a bazooka - just because I hated winter that much.

I'm totally waiting for the day (which will happen soon) where I check CT weather and the temperature is thirty-two degrees F or lower so I can sit back with a big ol' smug grin on my face knowing I can go outside in a t-shirt and be 100% comfortable. Put it this way, after dealing with New England winters for 30+ years, being here in Florida kicks so much ass it's not funny. 🙂

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