>> Thursday, November 12, 2009
It's that wacky in-between time of year in Upstate New York.
Mornings this week have been decidedly frosty.
Afternoons, however, have been sunny and warm for mid November, especially if one is behind glass. My office faces south, and has been boiling each afternoon. I hate having to close the shades and block the gorgeous view, but even with the shades closed it's been decidedly uncomfortable. The view is the best thing about my office - or the worst, depending on how one looks at it. Those lovely south hills taunt me when I'm stuck inside but would rather be out there. Which, really, is most of the time.
While I haven't actually needed the air conditioning in the car on the way home, that may be because I generally head home after it's already dark. Phoo. I hate short daylight days.
We adapt. I dress in layers for work and think nothing of it. It's just the way it is around here. The poor insects, however, seem to be struggling mightily. On a couple of particularly warm evenings earlier this week we spent some time sitting on the front porch. Swarms of bugs still gathered around the light on the porch, including some mosquitoes. All of them seem a little sluggish and worse for the wear.
this. Mind you, they're probably gathering on our porch because they want to come in and escape the cold, but I hear dying of hypothermia is not a terribly unpleasant death... at least compared with having one's limbs pulled off by a cat.
Remind me again, why do I live where there's winter? Oh, that's right - for the other three spectacular seasons.
Batten down the hatches and order some more wood. It's almost time for the human to hibernate.