Posts Tagged ‘spring’

Rodents Predict the Weather Better than TV Guys

by on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Groundhog Day, when rodents prove they can predict the weather better than any of those TV guys. If you look at a calendar, we are 6 weeks out from the first day of Spring. Whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not, in 6 weeks it WILL be Spring.

And whatever weather happens in Pennsylvania has absolutely nothing to do with the weather that is happening in Nashville or any states other than PA, NJ, Delaware, NY, CT and MD.

Well played, groundhog. Well played.

Leap year

by on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Tomorrow is leap year day. We get an extra day this year to frolic or work one. I will probably be working on the house. I am quite sure I didn’t need and extra day to do that. Really I could have gone without a whole extra day of chores. No matter though, I will persevere, and the wifey will be happy. I have my honey do list all ready for tomorrow. I have to clean out the garage, the gutters, the flower beds and the garden patch in preparation for planting. Oh fun.

I think my wife would make a really good warden in a prison. It would be the prettiest prison as well as the most productive. She would probably grow all of their food right their on the prison grounds and turn it into a working farm. Don’t tell her I said that though, she would kill me. I will get it all finished though I am not worried about that, but I am going to be one tired man by the time I am done. It will be worth it though as I will have everything in perfect readiness for spring planting and wont have to worry about finding anything I need. I have to run to Home Depot and pick up some yard bags and such now.

Life throws us twists

by on Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Every now and then life will throw you a twist. The storms that come in the spring around here are a major twist. Literally because we have a lot of twisters or tornadoes in the spring time and it can be devastating for those who are directly hit.  I am very happy that we have a basement to shelter in. Many people don’t and it is very dangerous. A few years ago we had some really bad floods here in town. I haven’t seen that kind of flood in a long time. I hope very much that I never see another like it again.

This year I cannot even begin to foresee what it will be like. Our winter was very mild and I am sure that our summer is going to be very hot, but the storms, I can only pray are not as bad as last year. My neighbors lost their houses last year from downed trees felled by straight line winds. That isn’t even tornadoes, just strong winds. It can be very scary to deal with such storms for people unaccustomed to it. I really feel for those who live in those mobile homes during the worst of our weather.