Does anyone know how to ship a snowball to Australia so that it won’t melt before it arrives?
To give equal time to our friends Down Under, I present the weather in Sydney, Australia today. (For the record, I am a total weenie about heat. I hate, hate, hate it and would probably crack and break into a million pieces if I lived in a place that was hot and dusty for more than two days.)
Here in Mexico, NY, we now have eight feet of snow from this week’s storm. Day 7.
Swimming sectionals are finally going to start today, so we’re loading up the truck and preparing to head out for that. (Number One Son is competing in two events.) It will be snowing while we’re away, but not enough to prevent us from getting back up the driveway when we get home. The meet will be packed with people and very hot and humid, so I have to dress as if it were 80 degrees out. Then I have to cover all of those clothes with wool socks, boots, snow pants, sweaters, jackets, scarves, etc. We’ll drive across the tundra to the meet, go inside, and try not to melt before we strip off the winter gear. At least it will give us plenty of soft stuff to sit upon.
If you live around here and you are bored today, do me a favor. Take a shovel and find a fire hydrant. (Especially if you live in Oswego, and I am waving at all youse guys at SUNY when I say that.) Firefighters in the area are exhausted from trying to fight fires in houses that are surrounded by mountains of snow. Finding the hydrants under the snow wastes time and could mean the death of someone or the loss of a house. Grab your friends, grab a shovel, and dig out a hydrant. It will give you bragging rights. (Thanks, Biggest Q, for the tip.)