Thursday, January 24, 2008

Can't ... post ... brain ... frozen

This post from last year pretty well sums it up (I see I reached the breaking point a few weeks later in '07 than I have in '08).

I knew what I was getting into when we moved here. When Jeff was considering taking the job that brought us to Mayberry, his company flew us here for a recruiting visit. In January. The temperature never rose above 5 degrees F the whole time we were here and I think there was about a foot of snow on the ground.

It was also the first weekend away, alone, we'd had since we became parents nearly two years before. We ate nice meals, we shopped leisurely, we drove around and looked at houses 3 times the size of our apartment that we could actually afford to buy. We went to a chamber music concert. We stayed in a really nice hotel. Need I say more?

Those wily recruiters. Look where it got me.

19 comments:

Gretchen said...

By looking at those pictures, I have a feeling we are on the same latitude. Cold enough for ya, eh?

Fashion goes completely out the window in the quest to stay warm.

Lady M said...

Oh dear. I'm such a weather wimp now that I can't believe I survived a dozen years in upstate New York.

Think nice thoughts about your huge yard and spacious house. That should help. :)

Mrs. Chicken said...

Seriously, dude. The air temp here today was -3. THE ACTUAL AIR TEMP AND THAT WAS THE HIGH. Add in the gazillion mph wind and we're talking tundra.

susiej.com said...

It is cold.... but we're almost through winter!! I hope.

Magpie said...

Damn. Sorry.

Summer said...

I feel so guilty whining about how cold it is in DC, when I read the tales of my blog-friends who live in the Genuine North. It was about 20 degrees when I walked to the office this morning, which is practically balmy, right? No. It's still freakin' cold. Especially since the heat isn't working in my office.

Sometimes (please don't throw things) I think that the people who live in truly chilly climes have it easier, because they're PREPARED for the cold. I bet your house is a lot better insulated than mine, and if the radiators in your office were cold to the touch, you'd do something about it, right? My source for this theory was my housemate in London, who was from Finland, and not just any part of Finland, from above the arctic circle. He whined about the cold more than I did, and when I confronted him with a "dude, you're from FINLAND," he replied, "yes, but in Finland we have good heat in our houses." Touche.

Tree said...

Oh my goodness!!! Those recruiters were indeed wily.

Binkytown said...

This is just stupid. I hear it's supposed to be 40 degrees on Monday! No wonder all of us are sick?

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

It's been coldddddd here too, but warming up this weekend. Then cold again.

I hate January.

mothergoosemouse said...

I remember the conversations we had when you came home from that trip. And then our get-together in Chicago last year in February.

Definitely cold. But I remember it could get pretty darn cold and windy along the boulevard too.

Angela said...

I completely understand your pain.Having lived in Toronto almost all of my life, I still always wish for milder temperatures and a little less snow...I know wishful thinking indeed! We're definitely heading south for Spring Break next year.

selfmademom said...

I've lived in the frozen tundra my whole life and I'm still not used to it. Not that this makes you feel any better.

motherbumper said...

I really do feel your pain... or at least I think my frostbitten fingers feel the pain (oh the burning, the burning! *snap* oh... my fingers just fell off).

Sending warm thoughts your way (?) - don't belt me for that one.

ewe are here said...

And I thought it was cold over here compared to where I grew up.

Spring can't come soon enough.

Girl con Queso said...

Okay, don't hurt me, but it looks kind of nice. (Remember, you are not to hurt me.) It never gets cold here. And it definitely never snows. Right about now I'm thinking it would be nice to have a winter. Of course, the grass is always greener...especially if you're here because it never gets below 32 which also means the mosquitos never die. Oh, wait, I know! Let's swap houses next January! But then we also have to in August.

anastasia "weathergirl" beaverhausen said...

In the part of Texas where I live we have little to no snow. Maybe once a year it snows. Everyone acts as though the end of the world is coming. If it's icy, school is cancelled and the kids play until things turn ugly and the overcast skies make everyone depressed. Of course, summer here lasts from May until September and during that time it is so hot we have to open our car doors with potholders. Two weather extremes and neither is ideal.

Kimberly said...

Seriously. I think it's cold here (NJ). I've really got to shut up and stop complaining. It's downright balmy compared to other parts of the country. Hang in!

PunditMom said...

Oh, I hate when prospective employers get all tricky like that!

slouching mom said...

I could say the same about where I live -- not how cold it is (because it's not THAT cold, for the Northeast), but how SMALL it is.

Wily recruiters. Damn them.