Tuesday, March 9th, 2004
1:16 pm - The Winter of My Discontent  
Sunday, when I still thought the water in the basement was coming from outside, I did a quick inspection of the outside of the house to see if there was anything amiss that could explain the influx of water, like a fallen downspout or detached gutter. Nothing was apparent, but I did notice a couple of other things. There are buds on the Bradford pears, and the daffodils have sprouted. Spring is on the way.

So, with that in mind, and after I started getting used to the nice weather we'd experienced since I got back from LA, imagine my dismay when yesterday I woke up to discover that it was snowing. It snowed pretty much all day, a light drizzly snow that never managed to accumulate (probably since the ground had thawed considerably over the last couple of weeks) until about evening, when it also turned cold. This morning it was still snowing, now large, fluffy flakes. Still hadn't accumulated more than half an inch, but it was still cold. Feh. It's now about four hours later, and it's warmed up enough that the tiny accumulation has completely vanished, although it's still grayish outside.

I had in mind talking about how the grayness of the day matches that of my mood, but I don't have the energy. Autopilot will just have to do.
 
 
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casperfleacasperflea on March 9th, 2004 - 11:32 am
I think you need to go to Miami or wherever with jesseh.

This is winter's last gasp. Spring's a-comin'.
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 9th, 2004 - 11:45 am
Easy for you to say, garden girl, with the summer-like temps you've had. :)

It was warm enough to ride my bike this weekend, but I didn't get the chance. Stoopid leaky furnace. Only twenty-five days to daylight savings time...
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casperfleacasperflea on March 9th, 2004 - 11:55 am
It WAS 80 degrees. But snow is forecast for tonight - kid you not!
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Hugh Likes Carrots: Angel2theodosia on March 9th, 2004 - 12:17 pm
I make it another week, week and a half until the sun sets after 6 PM, which is a big milestone in Theoland.
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 9th, 2004 - 12:40 pm
At my house, the 6 pm milestone occurs on March 21.
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Jessejesseh on March 9th, 2004 - 12:08 pm
Hey, he did get to go to LA! That's something. I never get to go to LA!
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 9th, 2004 - 12:34 pm
>Hey, he did get to go to LA! That's something. I never get to go to LA!

It also rained most of the time I was there.

It was warmer, almost shirt sleeve weather, although you'd never know it the way the Angelinos were bundled up against the sixty degree weather. Scarves! Wool hats!
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Jessejesseh on March 9th, 2004 - 12:36 pm
That always amuses me -- I remember being in Florida in high school, and we would be on the beach while the old ladies were still wearing their fur coats against the "cold."
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Perkinsla_perkins on March 9th, 2004 - 01:27 pm
Hey! Not all of us are like that. Why, just yesterday, I put on shorts and a tank top to celebrate our 75-80 degrees.
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msbellemsbelle on March 9th, 2004 - 11:45 am
All the bulb flowers are pushing up, I swear it is just around the corner. I SWEAR!
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Teppystephl on March 9th, 2004 - 12:23 pm
I share your mood. I realize that doesn't help you, but I thought you might like to know you're not alone in your grey-ness.
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 9th, 2004 - 12:36 pm
We should drink heavily, I think. (Followed by massive doses of B-12 and aspirin to prevent hangovers.)
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Teppystephl on March 9th, 2004 - 12:49 pm
Drinking heavily contributed to the cause of my grey mood, so I'ma pass on that for a long damn time, methinks.
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msbellemsbelle on March 9th, 2004 - 12:54 pm
if you like smelly flowers, go buy spring smelly flowers and put them in your house. Your house will smell like spring. It makes me happy. Then again, I am easily entertained and amused.
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Perkinsla_perkins on March 9th, 2004 - 01:29 pm
Sorry about the winter doldrums, DX. I hope both the weather and the mood lift soon. Maybe you should come back to LA?
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 9th, 2004 - 01:34 pm
So I can stand around in the rain?
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Perkinsla_perkins on March 9th, 2004 - 01:41 pm
Dude, it's like 75 or 80 here. Plus, we have Amoeba!
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