Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hello, Remus!

Remus is the Weather Channel's name for the newest winter storm hitting the south.  It's beginning to sleet in my area of town as I write this.

Governor Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed are between a rock and a hard place.  If they overprepare, and nothing happens, people will scream at them.  If they don't overprepare and something happens, people will scream at them.

Right now, I am prone to think that Matthew could have gone to school today, and Frank could have gone to work . . . but I would prefer to err on the side of caution.

Matthew was not happy with the interruptions of his favorite shows.  I was holding up my hand to tell him to be quiet so I could hear and at one point he told me to "zip it!"

Today will be a day to try and pick up the house and to stay warm.

Just my .04, adjusted for inflation.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Arresting the cold . . .

As I write this, it is 14 degrees with a wind chill of -2.  I am closeted in my computer room and running a space heater.  This makes it the warmest room in the house. Fortunately, I don't have to go anywhere today.

I had to tell Matthew the following, in separate statements:
1. Long sleeves.
2. Sweatshirt over your shirt.
3. Hat and gloves.
4. Wait inside until the bus comes.

I would not be surprised if he was thinking, "Mom, will you please just shut up!"

People in Merrimack, New Hampshire and in Harlan, Kentucky (I have relatives living in the latter place) are also fed up with winter and are expressing their discontent in the following ways:

Merrimack has issued an arrest warrant for Old Man Winter. This follows on the heels of them also issuing an arrest warrant for the groundhog, "citing his failure to disclose that six more weeks of winter would consist of mountains of snow." (I wonder if the city of Lilburn, Georgia has grounds to arrest General Lee, the groundhog who lives at the Yellow River Game Ranch, because he predicted an early spring.)

Not to be outdone, the city of Harlan, Kentucky, has issued an arrest warrant for Elsa from the movie Frozen.

I'm not holding my breath that the authorities will be able to do find said miscreants and put them in jail.  I will just stay next to my space heater and ply myself with plenty of hot chocolate.

Just my .04, adjusted for inflation.