Twenty-five years ago, I moved to Maryland, but this winter I now find myself living in Minnesota. What happened? In my neighborhood, we got about 8 inches of snow last Monday. Then on Wednesday, two inches of ice. To round out the week, another four inches of snow on Sunday. And the entire time experiencing well below freezing temperatures. To add insult to injury, another five to eight inches starting tonight and continuing through Thursday. This morning, the temperature was ZERO. The older I get the more I HATE winter. My eventual destination post retirement will be Hilton Head and even there it's been winter. I never imagined returning to Florida to live, but I may have to re-think that idea.
I have also noticed that there hasn't been a lot of talk about Global Warming this winter. Al Gore has quietly transitioned to dialoguing about Climate Change. Could we do a better job of taking care of our planet? Sure! Is there more hype than substance to global warming and climate change, most definitely. Remember, Spring is only 37 days away.