Monday 16 November 2015

Keep It Warm

Here we are in mid November and to date, old man winter is just hanging around the mountains to the west of us. Even there it has been warmish for that part of the country. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining.

On the weekend I figured that I had pushed my luck too far already and put the winter tires on the car. If I were a betting man I would have gambled that I wouldn’t need them at all this year. I have a feeling that this will be one of those unseasonably warm winters that only warrant light jackets and almost no need for boots at all. Of course this is based on nothing other than wishful thinking and an optimistic reading of the Farmer’s Almanac 2015/2016.

The weather for the past few years had been more seasonal than the ten years or so before I retired. I guess your view of the weather depends on how long a time you have to spend outside “experiencing” it.

I hope that we have a mild winter for my dog. If it is very cold, he doesn’t walk and if he doesn’t walk then I don’t walk. If I don’t walk, then I get lazy and won’t walk even when the weather is nice. When I don’t walk, I get fat and when I get fat it could cause physical problems for me. If I have a heart attack on one of the few days I take the dog for a walk and fall on poor Buster, it will more than likely kill him. If I am the reason my dog dies, I may fall into deep depression and eventually die of sadness and cholesterol related health issues.

So, if you don’t want to see me or my dog die, pray for a mild winter, they are directly related.

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