Someone remind me why I live in this city. I seemed to have forgotten along the way. Single digit lows are not my friend.
As if that weren't depressing enough, I read this article online and spent the rest of the evening fantasizing about a hot, sweltering, Caribbean island. Don't feel like clicking the link? To summarize.....so far we have a total 0f 6.8 inches fallen down on the pit of despair that is Milwaukee. Last winter? You know the record-breaking second snowiest winter ever, with 100 inches of snow total? Yeah, last year on this date we only had 4.8 inches so far. Therefore, this year is going to suck even harder than last.
Sunday afternoon is when our second snow hit. Note that most of the snow from the first pelting was almost gone. I mean, when temperatures soar into the 30s you know some of it will melt.
It turned out like this:
And now it's like this, after the third snow from Wednesday:
Yes, I can still label this as 'pretty' but it's starting to irritate me already. The back of my pants get all wet and dirty from walking up to work in the mess. Taking Henry outside just to watch him fling himself onto snow piles is amusing only once, but every time after that the 7 degree temps corrode my brain. Speaking of the little monster, I like this image of him doin his thang:
So yeah, there's a lot of snow on the ground as indicated by the 'patio furniture test.'
And by the 'railing test'.
Hold onto your butts, folks. It's going to be a long winter.
I truly do not understand how anyone can live farther north than me. Girls in Canada....you are crazy but I love you. Northern Minnesotans, kudos to you snow bunnies. But this is the farthest north I will ever live. Mark. My. Words.
I'm sticking to my guns on this one: I'd rather sweat through layers of clothing while walking in 100 degree heat, with 90% humidity than spend 5 minutes outside in single digit weather. And that, my friends, is another way Nate and I are vastly different. Whose side are you on for this one? :)