Why Did it Have to be Snakes?

It's finally feeling like spring out here. We were a cat's whisker away from hitting 60º last week, and as a result most of our snow has melted. I'm pretty surprised at how quickly it disappeared, considering we've had snow on the ground nonstop since December 1. I guess that's the circle of life. (The … Continue reading Why Did it Have to be Snakes?

Sunshine & Blizzards

It sounds like there's a serious movement afoot to end Daylight Saving Time once and for all. Actually, the proposed legislation - known as the Sunshine Protection Act - would keep DST and do away with Standard time. Which makes sense, because our clocks are set to daylight time almost eight months out of the … Continue reading Sunshine & Blizzards

Mayomust-Have

This is a rare Friday where I haven’t carpooled to work with Tara. My criteria for driving in solo has evolved quite a bit this winter. Initially, if there were even a few icy spots on the road, I’d grab a ride with her in the truck. But after six weeks where the temperature has … Continue reading Mayomust-Have

Banana Belt, My Ass!

Woke up this morning to a temperature of -13º (yes, that's a negative symbol in front of the number), which is about a million degrees below average. OK, maybe it's only 40 degrees colder than normal. "Only" being a relative term! Another relative term? "Banana belt." In case you have never heard of a banana … Continue reading Banana Belt, My Ass!